Step into a world of hearty comfort with this delicious Goulash Recipe Vegan, inspired by the traditional Hungarian dish. Bursting with rich flavors and wholesome plant-based ingredients, this vegan version retains all the goodness of the classic goulash without any meat or animal products. Packed with protein and a variety of vegetables, this hearty stew is perfect for warming up on chilly evenings or serving to a crowd. Embrace the aroma of paprika, tomatoes, and savory herbs as you prepare this delectable vegan goulash that will leave you satisfied and nourished. Let’s dive into the recipe and savor the goodness of this plant-based delight.
Servings: Makes approximately 4 servings
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 large onion, finely chopped
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 large bell peppers (red, yellow, or green), diced
- TWO medium carrots, peeled and sliced
- 2 medium potatoes, peeled and diced
- 1 cup mushrooms, sliced
- 2 tablespoons tomato paste
- 1 can (14 oz) diced tomatoes
- 3 cups vegetable broth
- 2 tablespoons paprika
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- ONE teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 bay leaf
- Salt and black pepper, to taste
- Fresh parsley, chopped (for garnish)
- In a large pot or Dutch oven, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and sauté until it becomes translucent and slightly browned.
- Stir in the minced garlic and cook for another minute until fragrant.
- Add the diced bell peppers, sliced carrots, diced potatoes, and sliced mushrooms to the pot. Sauté the vegetables for 5-6 minutes, allowing them to soften slightly.
- Stir in the tomato paste, ensuring the vegetables are well coated.
- Pour in the canned diced tomatoes (with their juices) and vegetable broth, stirring well to combine.
- Add the paprika, ground cumin, dried oregano, and bay leaf to the pot. Season with salt and black pepper to taste.
- Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to low. Cover the pot and let the goulash simmer for 25-30 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender and the flavors have melded.
- Check the seasoning and adjust salt and pepper if needed.
- Remove the bay leaf from the goulash before serving.
- Ladle the vegan goulash into serving bowls and garnish with freshly chopped parsley.
Nutrition Facts per Serving (approximate values):
- Calories: 262
- Total Fat: 9g
- Saturated Fat: 1g
- Cholesterol: 0mg
- Sodium: 742mg
- Total Carbohydrate: 42g
- Dietary Fiber: 9g
- Sugars: 11g
- Protein: 6g