All recipes are deliciously vegan

Viva!
Facebook iconTwitterYoutubeInstagram

Aubergine, Tomato & Chickpea Stew with Quick Quinoa Pilaf for Caterers

gluten free
wheat free
2 spoon difficulty rating

50-60 minutes

Vegetable preparation plus 30 minutes cooking - better made the day before

Serves: 35-40

Aubergine, Tomato & Chickpea Stew with Quick Quinoa Pilaf for Caterers

A classic with a bit of a twist - the Quinoa Pilaf is simple but very good, although brown rice works well too. We also include other serving suggestions to enhance the recipe's flavours and presentation. The stew is even nicer if made the day before.

Picture courtesy of Messy Vegetarian Cook with thanks.

 

Ingredients: 

100ml olive oil
6 large red onions, chopped
6 large aubergines, chopped into medium-small cubes
12 medium carrots, diced
6 large King Edward or other solid white potatoes, diced
6 medium-large red peppers, chopped into pieces
2 bulbs garlic, chopped fine
6 x 400g tins chickpeas, rinsed and drained OR 1.4K cooked chickpeas
10 x 400g tins chopped tomatoes
300ml  red wine (many supermarket own-brand wines are suitable, eg Co-op, Sainsbury and Tesco. 3663 also supply details of their vegan food and booze)
Large bunch fresh parsley, chopped fine
3 tsp dried oregano
3 tsp dried basil
3 tsp ground cinnamon
100ml good quality soya sauce (eg shoyu). For a gluten-free version, use tamari
500-700ml vegan stock – start with less, add more if necessary
Salt and black pepper
  
Serving ideas

  • Quinoa Pilaf (see below)
  • Plain vegan yoghurt (eg Alpro/Provamel/Sojade/Sojasun or CoYo)
  • Hot pitta bread
  • Rice – brown or white
  • Roasted butternut squash or sweet potatoes
  • Mash with olive oil and fresh herbs
  • Vegan sour cream in multiple quantities Try our Tofu-based Sour Cream or Cashew-based Sour Cream

Quinoa Pilaf

  • 2K quinoa
  • 3.5-4L hot vegan stock: home made OR Green Oxo/Marigold vegan bouillon (red or purple tubs); Kallo vegan stock cubes etc (just check no added dairy, eg whey powder)
  • 2 x 350g jars olives: black, green or mixed - drained and roughly chopped
  • 2 jars or packs of sundried tomatoes, drained and chopped with scissors

Method: 

1. Heat the oil and sauté the onions. Salt the aubergine pieces, add them to the onions and sauté for another few minutes.

2. Add the rest of the vegetables and sauté for a few minutes.

3. Add the chickpeas, tinned tomatoes and the rest of the ingredients. Cook until the vegetables are tender.

4. Serve hot, with Quinoa Pilaf and/or other serving suggestions, as above.

5. Quinoa Pilaf. Dry roast the quinoa in a large pot for 1-2 minutes, stirring so it doesn't burn. Add the stock and cook for 15-20 minutes or until tender. Add more water/stock if it starts to stick. Add the olives and sundried tomatoes, mix in well and heat through before serving.

Share on FacebookShare on Twitter

Did you know that Vegan Recipe Club is run by a charity?

Viva! is a UK-registered charity which educates people about the realities of factory farming and how it impacts our health, the planet and animals. Vegan Recipe Club is part of our project to make going – and staying – vegan really easy by providing amazing recipes which make even meat-eaters’ mouths water!

We’re doing it because veganism saves animals, protects our planet and is better for the environment and your health.

We don’t receive any government funding. We can only keep going with YOUR help. Please consider donating to Viva! to help us continue to offer these life-saving services.

New recipes

Displaying 1 - 23 of 23
Jackballs With Sofrito Sauce & Vegan Parmesan
These jackballs are super versatile - they can be eaten as starter, combined with spaghetti or served with salad for...See recipe »
Double Chocolate Brownies
These brownies are absolutely delicious - rich, chewy and amazingly chocolatey. Enjoy them cold or warm them up and serve...See recipe »
10 Minute Edamame Spaghetti
There are lots of great things about this dish... it's simple, very quick, tastes amazing AND it's high in protein!...See recipe »
Chickless Caesar Salad
This salad is so delicious and indulgent! It's like a meal in itself and non-vegans won't be able to tell...See recipe »
Mediterranean Vegetable & 'Feta' Tart
This is a delicious dish which is a great addition to a barbecue, picnic, summer lunch or well anytime really :)See recipe »
Easy Strawberry Galette
This tart is so easy to make but will seriously impress... win win!See recipe »
Cashew Cheese Wrapped in Seaweed Flakes
A pretty instant and creamy cashew cheese with a sophisticated twist - rolled in dried seaweed flakes or fresh herbs...See recipe »
Walnut & Miso Cheese
A very tangy and speedy nut cheese that has the flavour depth of being fermented - perfect for impressing dinner...See recipe »
Tomato, Garlic & Rosemary Focaccia
This is a fun recipe and adds an extra special something to that summer evening. Tear, share and enjoy with...See recipe »
10 Minute Banana Blossom 'Fish'
It's National Fish & Chips Day on 7th June so to help save our beautiful oceans and marine life, we've...See recipe »
Easy Berry Crumble Slices
These berry slices are a real summer delight! Simple and fun to make... go on treat yourself :)See recipe »
Hazelnut Pesto Pasta
You can use this pesto in lots of different ways and change it up with wild garlic if you fancy...See recipe »
Kale & Walnut Pesto
Kale is such an amazing food. It contains vitamins A, C and K as well as minerals like copper, potassium,...See recipe »
Helen's Pizza & Pitta Dough
This versatile recipe can be turned into a delicious pizza dough or pittas... it's easy and fun to make! Thanks...See recipe »
Helen's Traditional White Tin Loaf
A delicious traditional white bread... the best in comfort food and very easy to make. Thanks very much to Viva!...See recipe »
No Knead Spelt Bread
A super easy, delicious bread recipe that's fun and rewarding to make... oh and healthy! Thanks very much to Viva!...See recipe »
Speedy Scone Base Pizza
It's so easy to make this base... under 10 mins and no yeast or proving! At just 28p per portion...See recipe »
Crème Brûlée
Create this classic dessert but vegan style of course! Deliciously creamy and very easy to make, this one is very...See recipe »
Beetroot Dhal
Have you tried beetroot dhal before? The beetroot turns everything beautifully purple and rich and the flavour works really well...See recipe »
Roast Cauliflower, Baba Ganoush, Spiced Harissa Chickpeas & Dukka
This dish combines so many of my favourite ingredients and flavours – smokey and creamy baba ganoush filled with nutty...See recipe »
Peanut Butter Cookies
These cookies are quick, easy to prepare and are guaranteed to disappear in one sitting... don't say we didn't warn...See recipe »
Spinach & 'Ricotta' Cannelloni
This is hands down our new favourite recipe! Unbelievably creamy and cheesy with a lovely rich tomato sauce and pasta...See recipe »
Super Easy Soda Bread
You cannot believe how easy this bread is to make (no proving, no yeast) AND it looks/tastes like it's come...See recipe »