African/Thai Stew, Cold Veggies with Dip

  • serves 4

Spices and flavours from around the globe shine in this hearty vegetable stew.

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Directions for: African/Thai Stew, Cold Veggies with Dip


450 g precut fresh veggies (1 lbs or 16 oz)

Ranch dip

1 sweet potato (often mislabeled as Yam), cubed

1 small to medium onion, finely chopped

tsp olive oil (10 mL)

tsp prepared garlic (10 mL)

2 stalks celery, diced

1 green pepper, chopped (cut and freeze the other half for next time)

3 cup vegetable broth (750 mL)

1 can chunky tomatoes (I use the spicy red pepper variety) (19 oz)

1 can chickpeas, drained (19 oz)

1 tsp ground cumin (5 mL)

1 tsp ground curry powder (5 mL)

1 tsp ground coriander (5 mL)

1 tsp chili powder (5 mL)

Fresh ground pepper to taste

1 Tbsp lime juice (5 mL)

tsp prepared ginger from a jar (30 mL)

¼ cup sultana raisins (75 mL)

2 Tbsp light peanut butter (30 mL)

2 Tbsp chopped fresh cilantro (optional) (30 mL)


1. Arrange veggies on a plate with a side of Ranch dip.

2. When Tim arrives home…
Heat olive oil in a large, Dutch oven (medium-high). Add onions and garlic to hot oil and stir.

3. Add celery and green pepper and let cook for a few minutes.

4. Add to pot in this order: vegetable broth, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, chickpeas, cumin, curry, coriander, chili, pepper, lime juice, and ginger.

5. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer, covered. Set timer for 25 minutes.

6. When timer rings, stir in raisins and peanut butter. Simmer a little longer.

7. Sprinkle some fresh chopped cilantro on top. This is a great garnish and kicks this dish up to the next level.

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