Menestra (Spanish Style Veggie Stew) (Vegan Too..!)

Recipe by magpie diner
READY IN: 40mins




  • In a large pot, saute the onion and garlic in the olive oil over medium heat until translucent.
  • Add the carrots, followed by the potato, the paprika, bay leaves and cayenne. Saute for a few minutes watching it doesn't stick or start to burn.
  • All together you want 2 cups of liquid - use up the liquid from the tinned artichokes then top up with water to get 2 cups. Pour in the water, sherry and 1/2 tsp of salt. Cover and bring to a gentle boil, then reduce to a simmer for about 5 minutes.
  • After a few minutes add in the mushrooms and bell pepper and let those simmer with everything for a few more minutes.
  • Once the veggies are just tender, stir in the artichokes and peas. Simmer about 5 more minutes and adjust salt to your taste, turn the pepper grinder over the pot a few times and it's done. I like to let this simmer on a little longer so that the flavours really blend together. Serve topped with olives and parsley if you choose, and maybe some crusty bread on the side.