Simple Spanish Stew

Sally Thompson

Simple Spanish Stew

Quick, filling and did we mention delicious? This simple Spanish stew recipe is the perfect dish for dinner guests or ideal for whipping up as a weeknight treat. Check out the recipe below!

Recipe serves: 2

Prep time: 5 mins

Cooking time: 1 hour 30 mins


2 servings pearl barley

2 handfuls kale

1 vegetable stock cube

1 tin plum tomatoes

1 handful whole black pitted olives

1 white onion, diced largely

1 sweet red pepper, diced largely

1/2 butternut squash, diced largely

1 tin chickpeas

2 tsp smoked paprika

1 tbsp nutritional yeast

Sea salt & black pepper to taste

Lemon juice

Fresh flatleaf parsley


  • Boil the pearl barley in a separate pan for approximately 30-40 minutes.
  • In a large stew pan, fry off the onion until lightly browned, adding in each of the seasonings.
  • Add the butternut squash and a touch of water to help it soften. Steam for around 10 minutes.
  • Add the remaining vegetables and steam for a further 5 minutes.
  • Add the vegetable stock and tinned tomatoes, bringing the whole mix to the boil.
  • Simmer for another 30 minutes, adding the chickpeas and kale after around 20 minutes.
  • Stir in the pearl barley and stir thoroughly.
  • Serve with a sprig of parsley on the top! Season to taste.

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