Spanish Root Veg Stew

Recipe by Joe Jones,medium Prep: 15 minutes,Cooking: 25 minutes,Serves: 4

This is a great and simple one pot feel good recipe, that's full of flavour and nutrients.

Its ideal for using up any potatoes and making use of store cupboard ingredients. Try using any other veg you have or might like. Lovely served with warm, crusty bread.




  • 450g red potatoes, scrubbed
  • 210g tin chickpeas, drained
  • 2 green peppers, deseeded and roughly chopped
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 200g tin chopped tomatoes
  • 1 red chilli, deseeded and sliced
  • 3 tablespoons olive or vegetable (rapeseed) oil
  • 1 vegetable stock cube
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric


  • Chopping board
  • Garlic crusher
  • Kitchen scales
  • Knife
  • Large saucepan
  • Measuring jug
  • Sieve
  • Wooden spoon



  1. Cut the potatoes into 1 inch chunks
  2. Heat the oil in the saucepan and add the onions and peppers and cook gently on a low heat until soft
  3. Add the garlic and spices and fry for another 2 minutes
  4. Add the potatoes, stirring well until well coated in the onion and spice mixture
  5. Add the stock cube to a jug with 290ml of boiling water and stir until dissolved
  6. Add the tomatoes, chilli, turmeric and stock to the pan, season with a pinch of ground black pepper and stir well
  7. Simmer for 15 minutes before adding the drained and rinsed chickpeas
  8. Stir well then continue simmering for another 10 mins until the potatoes and chickpeas are tender
  9. Serve with warm, crusty bread


  • Energy

    1205kj 288kcal 14.4%
  • Fat

    14.5g 21%
  • Saturates

    1.1g 6%
  • Sugars

    8.82g 10%
  • Salt

    0.84g 14%


Using a variety of vegetables in this recipe means it is high in fibre, which has been shown to improve our gut and overall health.


Using turmeric in recipes when you can could provide anti inflammatory benefits. This is thought to be mainly due to a natural plant chemical, curcumin, which gives turmeric its colour.

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