[RECIPE] An easy basil veggie stew with surprisingly complex flavors

[RECIPE] An easy basil veggie stew with surprisingly complex flavors

If you haven’t had veggie stew lately, now’s the time to try it. With the addition of basil, you can reinvent basic stew and turn it into a healthy and hearty dish your family will be craving.

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What’s the big deal about basil? It contains antioxidants and may also function as a natural anti-inflammatory. Not only that, it’s said to have antimicrobial properties too — as well as being rich in essential vitamins and minerals, like potassium, magnesium, vitamins A and K, and more.

Adding it to your favorite meal can brighten up the dish with fragrant Italian flavors, as you’ll find in this veggie stew recipe.


  • 1-2 tbsp. coconut oil
  • 3-4 sprigs fresh basil, chopped
  • 1 lg. onion, chopped
  • 3 lg. carrots (or zucchini), diced into chunky pieces
  • 3 potatoes, cut about the same size as the carrots
  • 1 cup water with Celtic sea salt
  • 1 sm. head cauliflower, chopped into florets


1. In a deep skillet, sauté coconut oil, onion, and basil until translucent.

2. Add carrots and potatoes, continuing to sauté on very low heat for five minutes.

3. Add 1 cup of water and sea salt. Stir well. Cover and cook on low heat for 20 minutes, until vegetables are almost tender.

4. For the last seven to 10 minutes, drop in cauliflower on top of the other vegetables. Cover again. Cook until cauliflower is tender.

5. Taste and add more sea salt or Herbamare if necessary.

Want more where this came from? Serve our basil veggie stew recipe with our good-for-your-gut millet casserole. Or, try our healthy version of Sur La Table’s beef stew as a meaty alternative.

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