Recipe: Autumn Vegetable Stew

The end of daylight savings signalled the start of rather chilly evenings here in Melbourne so it was quickly time to pull out the warming dinner options. I spent ages trying to decide whether this recipe is a stew or a soup but really, at the end of the day I guess it doesn’t actually make all that much difference – all that matters is that it’s tasty! So, let’s call it an Autumn vegetable stew and get cooking!

Autumn Vegetable Stew

The stew is jam-packed with chunky vegetables and chickpeas and can be ready and on the table in half an hour, making it a perfect mid-week meal for the cold nights ahead. Hard to beat that!

Ingredients List

  • Onion
  • 3 ribs celery
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1tbs coconut oil
  • 3tsp cumin
  • 2tsp ground coriander
  • 2tsp cinnamon
  • 1tsp allspice
  • 3 cups vegetable stock
  • Medium sweet potato
  • 3 medium potatoes
  • 3 carrots
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 1 medium zucchini
  • Can of chickpeas


  1. Finely dice the onion and celery and mince the garlic
  2. Heat the coconut oil in a large saucepan then add the onion and celery and saute for 3-4 minutes
  3. Add the garlic and spices and saute for another 3 minutes
  4. Meanwhile, peel and chop the sweet potato, potato and carrots and dice the tomato
  5. Add the stock, sweet potato, potato, carrot and tomato to the pot and stir together then leave to simmer for 15 minutes, or until potato is almost cooked through
  6. Chop the zucchini and drain and rinse the chickpeas then add to the pan, stir to combine and simmer for a further 5-6 minutes
  7. Taste and season with salt and pepper if required
  8. Enjoy!

Autumn Vegetable Stew

This recipe will make a pretty giant pot of stew so it’s excellent for feeding a crowd or to reheat for a hearty lunch for a few days. The chickpeas add a nice little protein burst as well so you’ll definitely feel full and satisfied afterwards. This is no entree soup, that’s for sure!

Autumn Vegetable Stew

Autumn Vegetable StewAre you ready for warming meals like this Autumn winter stew?

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13 Comments on Recipe: Autumn Vegetable Stew

  1. Lucy @ Bake Play Smile
    April 13, 2015 at 7:13 am (9 years ago)

    This looks great!! I was planning to make a veggie soup today, so now I thinkI’ll go with yours!
    Lucy @ Bake Play Smile recently posted…ANZAC Slice

    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      April 18, 2015 at 10:01 am (9 years ago)

      Ooh I hope you liked it Lucy xx

  2. Anna Buckley
    April 13, 2015 at 7:33 am (9 years ago)

    Delicious soup Liz…did exactly the same thing last week. Used my soup as a bit of a fridge clean…the slightly limp carrots, the yellowing celery, the softening zucchini…all brought magically back to life and in a quantity big enough to have a bit for lunch each day as well.
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    • merilyn
      April 13, 2015 at 8:46 am (9 years ago)

      that is an amazing story! … that will have to be in a book anna! love m:)X

    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      April 18, 2015 at 10:01 am (9 years ago)

      It’s amazing how easily you can transform sad looking veggies into something delish isn’t it!

  3. merilyn
    April 13, 2015 at 8:45 am (9 years ago)

    thanks liz! this is a great soup/stew for cold nights indeed! … note to self! … I’m doing more of these! … had a listen to your partner’s band! great! love it!
    love m:)X

    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      April 18, 2015 at 10:02 am (9 years ago)

      Oh that’s so sweet of you Merilyn! I’ll tell him you said that! xx

    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      April 18, 2015 at 10:02 am (9 years ago)

      Yep, warming foods is one of my favourite things about this time of year for sure

  4. Danielle L
    April 13, 2015 at 2:11 pm (9 years ago)

    I’m trying to curb my chocolate and sugar cravings post Easter and I find having a big pot of a chunky soup like this in the fridge is a big help!
    Danielle L recently posted…Smoked salmon and freekah salad

    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      April 18, 2015 at 10:02 am (9 years ago)

      I agree, it’s so much easier to eat well when you’re prepared in advance!

  5. Bele @ BlahBlah
    April 17, 2015 at 6:59 pm (9 years ago)

    Oh, I can smell the comfort from here. Heaven x

    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      April 18, 2015 at 10:04 am (9 years ago)

      Thanks lovely xx


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