Impress your family and friends with the simple yet incredibly tasty stew. If you love pigeon peas then you will also love my Jamaican Rice and Pigeon Peas and Jamaican Gungo Peas Soup

What Are Pigeon Peas?

Pigeon peas also know as Gungo peas in Jamaica, or Gandules in Puerto Rico are legumes grown in tropical and subtropical areas, they are eaten throughout the Caribbean, Asia, and Africa. Pigeon peas are high in protein and fiber and beneficial as part of a healthy diet.

Jamaican Pigeon Peas Stew 

It is back to school time and if you are looking for a quick and easy recipe that will be ready in less than 30 minutes. It is the perfect weeknight vegan stew that can actually taste better the following day. 

I understand how crazy it gets during the back to school seasoned, this vegan pigeon peas recipe will definitely save you time. The stew is a combination of pigeon peas and root vegetables, it is a favorite vegan one-pot comfort meal.

Pigeon peas are sold in the cans here in the USA in the International aisle of most major supermarkets including Walmart or on Amazon.

Stainless steel pot of Jamaican pigeon peas stew (gungo peas) a large spoon

How To Make Jamaican Pigeon Peas Stew?

  • Heat oil in a large pot over medium-high heat, add onion, garlic, celery, green onion and cook until onion is soft and tender about 3 minutes.
  • Add pigeon peas, Italian seasoning, allspice, vegan bouillon, potato, sweet potato, carrots, tomato paste, and stir,
  • Add coconut milk, vegetable broth or water, Scotch bonnet pepper, and salt.
  • Bring to a boil, reduce heat to simmer for about 20 minutes or until vegetables are tender and stew is at the desired thickness. 

Tips For Making Jamaican Pigeon Peas Stew

  • You can substitute your favorite veggies for the carrots and potatoes. Zucchini, turnip, green breadfruit, pumpkin, butternut squash. and Chocho is delicious additions.
  • Pigeon peas stew can be prepared from the green pigeon peas or the dried pigeon peas.
  • Use Italian seasoning, thyme or and combination of your favorite herb blend.

Jamaican pigeon peas stew overlay in a white bowl with spoon made with gungo peas, potato, carrot on a grey background with a black and white stripe napkin

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Jamaican pigeon peas stew (gungo peas) in a white bowl with silver spen

Jamaican Pigeon Peas Stew

This flavorful Jamaican pigeon peas stew, also known as gungo peas, is really easy to prepare; pigeon peas simmered with potato, carrot, sweet potato, celery, herbs, and spices, you will make it over and over again. 
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Jamaican
Keyword: Jamaican Pigeon Peas Stew, jamaican soup
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 148kcal

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small onion finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 stalk celery chopped
  • 1 green onion chopped
  • 1 15-ounce can pigeon peas, drained
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice
  • 1 vegan bouillon cube
  • 1 medium potato scrubbed and roughly chopped
  • 1 medium sweet potato peeled and chopped
  • 1 medium carrot peeled and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 3 cups vegetable broth or water
  • 1 Scotch Bonnet pepper or 1/4 teaspoon Cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt or to taste

Instructions

  • Heat oil in a large pot over medium-high heat, add onion, garlic, celery, green onion and cook until onion is soft and tender about 3 minutes.
  • Add pigeon peas, Italian seasoning, allspice, vegan bouillon, potato, sweet potato, carrots, tomato paste, and stir.
  • Add coconut milk, vegetable broth or water, Scotch bonnet pepper, and salt.
  • Bring to a boil, reduce heat to simmer for about 20 minutes or until vegetables are tender and stew is at the desired thickness.

Nutrition

Calories: 148kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 0.03mg | Sodium: 801mg | Potassium: 409mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 12722IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 1mg