Spanish Vegetable Hot Pot

This makes a great lunch or dinner and its low calorie. It might be low in calories but it tastes great and its filling. Its one of our favourite meals to make and its especially good if you want to have a naughty pudding.

As this serves 4 we have this meal for dinner and then lunch the following day. It reheats well, you may need to add a little more water for liquid but this is up to you. We have also tried freezing this meal, it works fairly well but its much better fresh so we don’t tend to freeze any more. The only comments we can make if you freeze is to defrost thoroughly before cooking and then be careful when cooking as it can do a bit mushy.

We have adapted this recipe from the vegetarian society, so a big thanks to them for a great recipe. Its easy to make  low calorie and enjoyable to eat – what more could you ask for!


Spanish Vegetable Hot Pot

Serves 4  | Preparation 20-30 minutes  | Cook 45 minutes


  • 1 tbsp corn oil
  • 1 medium onion
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 450g potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 150g green beans, trimmed and halved (we cut into three depending on length)
  • 400g can chick peas, drained and rinsed
  • 2 of 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 1 large pear, peeled and sliced
  • 300ml vegetable stock (we tend to use Kallo Vegetable stock cubes or Suma Vegetable stock powder)
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper


1.) In a large pan, heat the oil then add the onion and garlic and fry slowly until the onion turns golden brown.

2.) Add the potatoes and spices and continue cooking for 1 minute.

3.) Stir in the remaining ingredients, season to taste, cover and leave to for 30-35 minutes, stirring the potatoes are cooked.

4.) Serve and enjoy.


Copyright © The Vegetarian Society 1996. Slightly adapted by us.


Nutritional Information – per serving

Calories: 265  |  Total Fat: 5.4 g  Saturated: 0.3 g  | Sodium: 169.5 mg  | Potassium: 129.3 mg  | Total Carbs: 44 g  Dietary Fibre: 8.1g  Sugars: 8.4 g  | Protein: 8.8 g  | Vitamin A: 15.6 %  | Vitamin C: 11.9 %  | Calcium: 2.1 %  | Iron: 6.7 %


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