Stews are often thick mixtures of vegetables, grains, and…meat. Not to worry! There are plenty of vegan stew recipes that are comforting, hearty, and healthy (sans animal products)! It’s no wonder that so many different cultures have adapted stews to make them their own! Vegan stews are great because you can throw in any remaining beans, vegetables, and grains that you have leftover from the week. You’ll minimize food waste and make a delicious, filling meal that will last you a while. Check out these 15 vegan stews from the Food Monster App for some inspiration! They’re delicious!

1. Morocco: Moroccan Vegetable Stew 

Vegan Moroccan Vegetable Stew

Source: Moroccan Vegetable Stew


This Moroccan Vegetable Stew by Natasha Minocha 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

Spicy Texas Stew

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Yum! Look at this Spicy Texas Stew by Peffe Stahl! 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

Source: Doenjang Jjigae: Korean Soybean Paste Stew


This Doenjang Jjigae: Korean Soybean Paste Stew by Hyeon Jeong Yoon 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 

Mexican Stew with Kale and Chipotle and chickpeas and avocado topping

Source: Quick Mexican Stew With Kale and Chipotle

Look at how hearty this Quick Mexican Stew With Kale and Chipotle by Katrina Nixon 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 Stew

vegan spanish chickpea and sweet potato stew

Source: Spanish Chickpea and Sweet Potato Stew


This Spanish Chickpea and Sweet Potato Stew from the Crazy Vegan Kitchen 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 

Iranian Eggplant and Chickpeas Stew

Source: Iranian Eggplant and Chickpeas Stew

Yum! Check out how vibrant this Iranian Eggplant and Chickpeas Stew by Danielle Joy 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 

Colombian Black Bean Stew

Source: Colombian Black Bean Stew

This Colombian Black Bean Stew by Kimberly Espinel 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

Source: Jamaican Brown Stew Cauliflower


This Jamaican Brown Stew Cauliflower by Chef Jenn Ross 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

Thai Chickpea Stew

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This Thai Chickpea Stew by Lisa Andersson and Erik Huss 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

3 Ethiopian Stews

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These 3 Ethiopian Stews by Melanie Sorrentino 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

Source: Kare-Kare: Filipino Vegetable Stew in Peanut-Based Sauce

This Kare-Kare: Filipino Vegetable Stew in Peanut-Based Sauce by RG Enriquez 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

Source: Ratsherrenpfanne: German Vegetable and Mushroom Stew

This Ratsherrenpfanne: German Vegetable and Mushroom Stew by Peffe Stahl 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 

Stewed Artichokes with Fava Beans topped with dill

Source: Aginares me Koukia: Greek Stewed Artichokes With Fava Beans

Look at how refreshing this Aginares me Koukia: Greek Stewed Artichokes With Fava Beans by Kiki Vagianos 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 

Turkish-Style Green Beans

Source: Turkish-Style Green Beans

This recipe for Turkish-Style Green Beans by Deniz Kilic 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 Soup

Japanese Corn Potage Soup topped with herbs

Source: Raw Japanese Corn Potage Soup

This Raw Japanese Corn Potage Soup by Mariko Sakata 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!

Want more international dishes? Check out Around the World With 15 Vegan Pasta Recipes!, 15 Vibrant Colorful International Plant-Based Recipes For Summer!, and 15 Hot and Spicy International Recipes Made Vegan!

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