Mediterranean style stew with ginger

Mediterranean style stew with ginger

This recipe has been created for when you are feeling under the weather. It is a vegetarian’s little bowl of comfort! The secret ingredient is ginger, an aromatic, spicy little kick that makes this stew soothing and tasty.


  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 cup chopped onions
  • 4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • ½ piece ginger, chopped (add more if you wish)
  • 2 carrot, cut into thick chunks
  • 1 small floret of broccoli, cut into small florets
  • 2 potatoes (boiled and cut into medium sized pieces)
  • ½ can tomatoes
  • 1 vegetable stock cube (optional)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • Salt and pepper

For garnish:

  • ½ red onion chopped
  • Handful of black olives
  • ½ lemon


  • Heat oil in a large, add bay leaf, then add onions, garlic and ginger.
  • Cook 5-6 minutes, until the onions become a light golden brown10 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Add tomatoes and cook for a further 3-4 minutes, stirring regularly. Add some water if you find the mix is sticking to the pan.
  • Add the stock cube, oregano and salt. Mix well.
  • Add carrots and broccoli and 1 cup of water.
  • Cover and reduce heat to low, simmering for 10 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
  • Add potatoes and mix well. Cook for another 5 minutes.
  • Finally garnish with olives and red onions.
  • Squeeze the lemon juice on top of the stew just before serving.


This is a versatile dish and therefore you can add any type of vegetables you like. You can also add a chopped boiled egg at the end to make it more nutritious.

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