Stew is comforting, hearty, and healthy! It’s no wonder that so many different cultures have adapted it and made it their own! Check out these 15 vegan stews from the Food Monster App for a hearty dish for all tastes!

1. Morocco: Moroccan Vegetable Stew Vegan Moroccan Vegetable Stew

This Moroccan Vegetable Stew is so vibrant and healthy! It’s a wonderful, healthy, robust everyday meal. As with most curries/stews, it’s superb the next day. So if you have any leftovers, I guarantee a fantastic lunch!


2. United States: Spicy Texas Stew

Yum! Look at this Spicy Texas Stew! A pot of goodness, with beans, tomatoes, corn, pepper, and potatoes makes this stew comforting and filling.

3. Korea: Doenjang Jjigae: Korean Soybean Paste Stew Vegan Korean Soybean Paste Stew

This Doenjang Jjigae: Korean Soybean Paste Stew is flavorful and delicious! A very quick and easy, super healthy Korean vegan stew. Doenjang Jjigae is made with soybean paste, vegetables and fresh tofu. It has anti-aging and anti-cancer properties, vitamin A, vitamin C and tons of minerals.

4. Mexico: Quick Mexican Stew With Kale and Chipotle Vegan, Gluten-Free Quick Mexican Stew with Kale and Chipotle and chickpeas and avocado topping

Look at how hearty this Quick Mexican Stew With Kale and Chipotle looks! It is chock full of vegetables like high iron potatoes, high folate legumes and tons of anti-oxidant seasonings, not to mention the anti-inflammatory benefits of all these high fiber veggies!

5. Spain: Spanish Chickpea and Sweet Potato Stewvegan spanish chickpea and sweet potato stew

This Spanish Chickpea and Sweet Potato Stew is so warming! In under 45 minutes you have a nutrition-packed and aromatic chickpea and sweet potato stew. Cold weather aside, this is great for any time of the year! Serve with some brown rice or a nice, crusty piece of bread.


6. Iran: Iranian Eggplant and Chickpeas Stew 

Yum! Check out how vibrant this Iranian Eggplant and Chickpeas Stew looks! This is the perfect festive dinner. The texture of the eggplant and chickpeas go so well together, and the sweetness of the dates and apricots blend perfectly with the cumin, cinnamon, nutmeg, and turmeric.

7. Colombia: Colombian Black Bean Stew 

This Colombian Black Bean Stew is meaty, packed with protein, and super spicy. Not only is this Colombian black bean stew super easy to make and utterly delicious, but it’s also extremely healthy, full of plant-based protein and fiber. It’s proof that healthy plant-based food does not need to be complicated or expensive.

8. Jamaica: Jamaican Brown Stew Cauliflower Vegan Jamaican Brown Stew Cauliflower

This Jamaican Brown Stew Cauliflower is so delicious! Cauliflower is cooked in a fragrant sauce spiced with freshly ground allspice, smoked paprika, and plenty of pepper Vegan-friendly, grain-free, and delicious.

9. Thailand: Thai Chickpea Stew

This Thai Chickpea Stew is flavorful and very easy to make. Onions, peppers, carrots, garlic, and chickpeas are cooked in a delicious, creamy broth made with peanut butter and coconut milk. The heat is there, warming your taste buds on the first bite.


10. Ethiopia: 3 Ethiopian Stews

These 3 Ethiopian Stews are so hearty and delicious! The first is a stew made from red lentils, the second is made from yellow split peas, and the third is made from spinach. Each stew is cooked with the purée of fresh ginger and garlic.

11. The Philippines: Kare-Kare: Filipino Vegetable Stew in Peanut-Based Sauce Vegan Kare-Kare: Filipino Vegetable Stew in Peanut-Based Sauce

This Kare-Kare: Filipino Vegetable Stew in Peanut-Based Sauce is so thick and delicious! Kare-kare is a classic and beloved Filipino stew made of meat and vegetables in thick and creamy peanut sauce, traditionally with shrimp paste (bagoong) and rice on the side. This recipe embodies all of the traditional complexity and flavors of this creamy hearty dish but replaces the bagoong with a black bean and seaweed paste.


12. Germany: Ratsherrenpfanne: German Vegetable and Mushroom Stew Ratsherrenpfanne: German Vegetable Stew

This Ratsherrenpfanne: German Vegetable and Mushroom Stew is easy to make and incredibly budget-friendly. It’s a simple coconut cream sauce with lightly browned onions, steamed broccoli, and mushrooms. The simplicity of this stew is its strongest point.

13. Greece: Aginares me Koukia: Greek Stewed Artichokes With Fava Beans Vegan Grain-Free Stewed Artichokes with Fava Beans topped with dill

Look at how refreshing this Aginares me Koukia: Greek Stewed Artichokes With Fava Beans looks! This recipe is quick, easy, and perfect to make on a busy night. The flavors from the simple, pre-cooked ingredients blend seamlessly to form a light meal that is super tasty.

14. Turkey: Turkish-Style Green Beans 

This recipe for Turkish-Style Green Beans makes a unique stew! These Turkish-style green beans are based on a Turkish dish but have less fat and more spices! This recipe adds turmeric and dried mint to the mix, which add more layers of flavor and depth to the meal.

15. Japan: Raw Japanese Corn Potage SoupVegan Gluten-Free Raw Japanese Corn Potage Soup topped with herbs

This Raw Japanese Corn Potage Soup is an amazing raw option! Corn potage is a Japanese style corn soup and one of the many dishes that the Japanese adopted from the west and made their own. Potage is a French word that means thick soup or stew. The result is a thick corn delight that’s refreshing and delicious!


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Lead image source: Aginares me Koukia: Greek Stewed Artichokes With Fava Beans