Spanish Root Veg Stew

Spanish Root Veg Stew

Stew on campfire

Stew on campfire

Quick info

  • Recipe difficulty - medium
  • Preparation time - 15 minutes
  • Cooking time - 25 minutes
  • Serves - 4
  • Dietary - Vegetarian Gluten free
  • Allergens - Milk


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


Step 1

Cut the potatoes into 1 inch chunks

Step 2

Heat the oil in the saucepan and add the onions and peppers and cook gently on a low heat until soft

Step 3

Add the garlic and spices and fry for another 2 minutes

Step 4

Add the potatoes, stirring well until well coated in the onion and spice mixture

Step 5

Add the stock cube to a jug with 290ml of boiling water and stir until dissolved

Step 6

Add the tomatoes, chilli, turmeric and stock to the pan, season with a pinch of ground black pepper and stir well

Step 7

Simmer for 15 minutes before adding the drained and rinsed chickpeas

Step 8

Stir well then continue simmering for another 10 mins until the potatoes and chickpeas are tender

Step 9

Serve with warm, crusty bread

Nutrition per serving portion (serves 4)

Each portion provides on average

Energy 1544kj 369kcal 18.45%

Fat 19.6g 28%

Saturates 2.2g 11%

Sugars 0.07g 0%

Salt 0.7g 12%

Food Value




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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