It is fall, so it’s ‘Stew’ time and I think you’re going to love this ‘Vegan Pumpkin Stew’ recipe! Fall is when I start making lots of vegan stews because they are heartening, nourishing and so easy to make. I have to say that summer is my favourite season, but there is so much beauty at this time of the year. I love walking amongst the beautiful fall leaves.
Now is the time to spend more time in the kitchen creating delicious meals. Most of my recipes tend to be simple mostly because as much as I enjoy creating new recipes when I am hungry I want to eat soon, not in 2 hours.
My meals are always very healthy; they are filled with tasty superfoods. The main ingredient in this pumpkin stew is of course pumpkin which is a low-fat food, high in antioxidants and has a significant amount of Omega 3 essential fatty acids.
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Note about pumpkin: It is best to get the small pumpkins that are good for making puddings, pumpkin stew and pies as they have more flavour than those very large pumpkins we use for Halloween. These small pumpkins are packed with more flavour and not watery like those large pumpkins.
Leeks are good for the heart, cancer protection, digestion, and weight loss too. Broccoli is packed full of health benefits for you as well.
Of course, coconut oil is the best healthy oil to cook with and then add all the wonderful spices that add tastiness to this pumpkin stew and health benefits. Ginger is one of my favourite spices.
Let’s not forget that this stew is full of protein which is from the beans. Do cook the beans so they are not gassy. Learn How to Cook Beans: see my recipe. It is easy to cook beans but it requires planning ahead of time.
This pumpkin stew is a delicious meal for the fall and is as colourful as the season. Everyone I serve it to loves it. It is a meal by itself but can be served with a side of rice or potatoes.
Now time to make your delicious pumpkin stew.
- 2 cups Pumpkin chopped
- 2 Leeks
- 1 cup Broccoli
- 2 Tbsp Coconut oil
- 1 tsp Ginger powder
- 2 tsp Cumin ground
- 1 tsp Coriander ground
- 1/2 tsp Cardamom
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 1 cup white beans, or chickpeas or kidney beans cooked
- Water to cover the pumpkin
- Parsley for garnish
- Make sure you have already cooked the beans.
- Boil the pumpkin in water and cook till soft. (Drain most of the water, but keep some for use in the stew).
- Then cut up the pumpkin into 1-inch chunks.
- Chop up the leeks into small pieces.
- Chop up the broccoli into small pieces too.
- Sauté the leek in oil until softened, 3 to 5 minutes.
- Add the cumin, coriander, cardamom and ginger, cook, stirring, 1 minute.
- Add the pumpkin and broccoli and simmer, uncovered, stirring occasionally for 25 to 30 minutes.
- Add the cooked beans to the pot and cook till hot.
- Season the stew with salt.
- Now enjoy a warm bowl of pumpkin stew this fall.
I am sure you enjoyed your pumpkin stew so here are more pumpkin recipes.
Two Delicious Pumpkin Recipes For You to Make
Delicious Creamy Vegan Pumpkin Soup – With onion, ginger, spices and sweet pumpkin, this Halloween soup recipe for pumpkin soup is delicious! I love that it is vegan creamy without all that cow’s milk. The pumpkin seeds on top add a lovely crunch. I was given a very large pumpkin and did not know what to do with so much. So I created this fall recipe. I used one-quarter of it in this recipe so I froze the rest for more pumpkin soup later.
Pumpkin Pudding Is Vegan, Gluten-free and Delicious – This pumpkin pudding tastes great by itself or you can also put it in your favorite pie crust making ‘Pumpkin Pie’. What I love about it is that it is vegan and that means no cow’s milk. Also, it is refined sugar-free and full of delicious superfoods. Pumpkin is the main superfood in this recipe which is full of health benefits. Also, it is easy to make.
And Some More Vegan Stew Recipes
Warming Vegetable Stew with Peanut Butter – This is a tasty vegetable stew with peanut butter and it is filled with superfood vegetables. The sweet potatoes add that sweetness to the stew making it extra tasty. It has good vegan protein from the peanut butter too. It is very good for fall and cold winter days.
Black Bean Soup is Really Good For You On a Cold Day – This black bean soup is so tasty and nutritious. It is warming on a cold fall or winter day. It is easy to make and filled with nutritious superfood ingredients. Black beans are my favourite bean.
White Bean Vegetable Stew For Dinner – How about a very yummy, healthy protein meal filled with vegetables. This stew is high in potassium for those of you who need a boost in that area. Also, half a cup of white beans is loaded with close to 100 mg of calcium.
Delicious Black Bean Stew – This stew is easy to make and filled with nutritious ingredients. Black beans are so tasty and this warming stew was for sure delicious.
Powerful Anti-Inflammatory Vegetable Stew – This is a very nutritious stew with 4 of the 12 Top Anti-Inflammatory Foods. It is an easy stew to make and delicious too.
Spring White Bean and Asparagus Stew – I created this White Bean and Asparagus Stew recipe out for the first time on two dinner guests. That was rather brave! They were good friends, and you never know how some people react to beans. Sometimes people get gas unless you take the proper steps. I had taken all the precautions though, and they loved it!
Yummy Vegan Chili Recipe – This is my very tasty Vegan Chili recipe which is always enjoyed whenever I serve it. It is very healthy and it is vegan and gluten-free too.
Adzuki Vegetable Bean Stew – This is a simple recipe with one of the easiest to digest beans; adzuki beans. I love Adzuki beans and this tasty stew is filling and delicious.
Spicy Asian Shiitake Mushroom Stew with Fried Tofu – Try this very tasty hearty shiitake mushroom stew. It is a wonderful vegan dinner meal. You can always leave out the chili if you are one who does not like a very spicy soup like me.
Nutritious Lentil Stew is Full of Superfoods and Tasty – Lentil stew has all the benefits of the mighty superfood lentils which are full of protein plus many more nutritious vegetables. And it tastes great.