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Of lately the weather is very temperamental, one day it is very cold with threats of freezing temperatures and the next we are in the 80’s. Today while we are enjoying relatively warm and sunny weather here in Florida, in the Northeast USA they are under a heavy snowstorm.
This Vegan Eggplant Stew is dedicated to all my readers experiencing the cold weather. I decided to make a Caribbean Eggplant Stew that is hearty comforting, warming and a flavor bomb!
This Eggplant Stew recipe is extremely easy and cheap to prepare and so delicious. I made a large pot of stew and had leftovers after serving it for dinner. This summer if you are planning to plant a vegetable garden, please include eggplants so you can make some of my delicious eggplant recipes:
What do I need to make this Eggplant And Lima Bean Stew?
I also used canned lima beans, to prepare this recipe, I saute onions, garlic, and seasonings. Then I added tomatoes, veggies and lima beans and allow to cook until thickened.
What should I serve my Eggplant and Lima Bean Stew with?
Serve it with this delicious Turmeric Coconut Rice recipe.
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 medium onion, finely chopped
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 green onions, chopped
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
- 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice, (optional)
- 1 28 ounce can diced tomatoes
- 1 tablespoon tomato paste
- 3 tablespoons Bragg's liquid aminos, or Tamari sauce
- 1 large eggplant, chopped
- 1 can butter beans, drained
- 1 cup vegetable broth
- Salt to taste, (optional)
- Heat oil in a large saucepan, add onions and cook until soft, about 3 minutes. Stir in garlic and green onions, cumin, smoked paprika, Italian seasoning, turmeric, thyme, allspice and cook until fragrant.
- Add diced tomatoes, tomato paste, Bragg's liquid aminos, eggplant, butter beans and vegetable broth. Bring to a boil, cover saucepan and reduce to simmer for 20 minutes or until thickened. Serve on a bed of rice or quinoa.