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Potato and Pepper Stew

Sweet paprika and lemon zest add warmth and vibrancy to this Spanish-inspired stew. Made with the simple combination of potatoes and tricoloured peppers, it's a fresh and fun way to enjoy the humble spud!

Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: Minutes
Yield: Serves 3-4


This is a sort of spring-inspired stew; the zesty-ness of the lemon and the sweetness of the bell peppers give the dish a very fresh and light flavour. We always serve this with a big side of cooked greens or salad, often on a bed of whole grains such as brown rice, millet or quinoa.

If bell peppers (capsicums for us Aussies!) are expensive where you live, you can make it cheaper by substituting corn in place of the yellow pepper, and thickly sliced zucchini in place of the green pepper.

To make this recipe kid-friendly, simply omit the cayenne pepper. Kids will love this served with some crusty wholewheat to mop up the extra sauce from the bottom of their bowls!


  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 medium carrot, diced
  • 1 celery stalk, diced
  • 1 large clove garlic, peeled and minced
  • 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper (omit for kid-friendly version)
  • 1 tsp. sweet paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. ground coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp. finely grated lemon zest
  • 1 medium red pepper, cored and diced
  • 1 medium green pepper, cored and diced
  • 1 medium yellow pepper, cored and diced
  • 750g (1.5 pounds) potatoes, cut into chunks
  • 4 medium fresh tomatoes, diced
  • 1 cup low sodium vegetable stock
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 tbsp. concentrated tomato paste (no salt added)
  • 2 tsp. fresh lemon juice


  1. Add water, carrot, celery and garlic to a large pot over a medium heat. Sautee for 3-4 minutes until softened. Add the cayenne pepper, paprika, and ground coriander, and sautee for a further 3 minutes. Add the lemon zest, peppers, and a little more water if needed, and cook for a further 3-4 minutes. 
  2. Add the potatoes, fresh tomatoes, vegetable stock and bay leaf. Stir to combine. Bring to a boil, then immediately reduce the heat to a simmer. Cover with a lid, and simmer for 15-20 minutes until potatoes are tender.
  3. Remove pot from the heat, and stir through tomato paste and fresh lemon juice. Serve immediately.

Prepared stew will keep, refrigerated, for 3-4 days. It is not ideal for freezing.