Slow-Cooker Recipe: Vegetable Stew

Photo: Susie Cushner

This stick-to-your-ribs vegetarian dish can be served over barley, couscous, or millet. Cook whichever grain you choose separately, according to the label directions, and spoon the colorful stew over it just before serving.

Yield: Makes 6 servings
Recipe from Real Simple

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Recipe Time

Prep Time:
Other: 7 Hours, 15 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calcium: 96mg
  • Calories: 136
  • Calories from fat: 0%
  • Carbohydrate: 28g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Fat: 1g
  • Fiber: 6g
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Protein: 5mg
  • Saturated fat: 0g
  • Sodium: 1332mg

Ingredients

  • 4 large carrots, diagonally sliced into 2-inch pieces (about 5 cups)
  • 2 medium turnips, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes (about 3 cups)
  • 1 large onion, diced (about 1 cup)
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 14-ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup vegetable or chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 zucchini, cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 1 16-ounce can chickpeas, drained

Preparation

  1. Combine the carrots, turnips, onion, garlic, tomatoes (with their liquid), broth, salt, cumin, and pepper flakes in a 4- to 6-quart slow cooker. Cook on low heat for 6 hours, or on high for 3 hours. Add the zucchini and chickpeas and cook 1 hour longer on low.
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