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Summer Vegetable Stew

Yields4 ServingsPrep Time5 minsCook Time20 minsTotal Time25 mins

If your summer garden brims with squash, green beans, and tomatoes, put them to work in this simple summer vegetable stew. It uses no water and makes a thick, hearty meal. Two surprise ingredients - cinnamon, and cloves - enhance the flavors. Feel free to adjust the heat by varying how much chopped peppers you use. I like to use red jalapenos for this dish for an even extra kick!

Succulent Summer Stew uses surprise ingredients - cloves and cinnamon - to bring out the flavors of the vegetables.

 1 qt onion, chopped
 1 tbsp fresh garlic, chopped
 2 tbsp jalepeno, chopped (adjust to taste)
 ½ tsp cinnamon
 ¼ tsp ground cloves
 2 cups red potatoes, cut into bite-size chunked
 28 oz can diced tomatoes
 2 cups fresh green beans, cut
 2 cups yellow squash or zucchini, sliced
 2 cups corn kernels
 2 tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped
 Grated cheddar or greek yogurt for garnish

Spritz a large stockpot with oil.


Saute peppers, garlic, and onions until onions are translucent and garlic becomes fragrant. (about 2-3 minutes)


Add in cinnamon and cloves. Stir to coat vegetables.


Add in potatoes, stir to combine. Cover and cook another 4-5 minutes till potatoes have softened a bit. Stirring occasionally.


Add green beans and tomatoes. Cover and cook another 4-5 minutes.


Add the squash and corn to the pot. Stir to combine with other ingredients. Reduce heat to low, cover simmer till vegetables are done to your liking. I usually just heat it through.


Add water 1/4 cup at a time if it seems like it needs it. However, this is a thick stew - not a soup.


Garnish with cheese, Greek yogurt, and cilantro. Salt to taste.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 244
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g7%
Cholesterol 6mg2%
Sodium 80mg4%
Potassium 1184mg34%
Total Carbohydrate 49g17%

Dietary Fiber 9g36%
Sugars 14g
Protein 9g18%

Vitamin A 44%
Vitamin C 96%
Calcium 15%
Iron 14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.