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World Vegan Day recipe

To celebrate World Vegan Day, we’re sharing a delicious recipe for stew and dumplings from Feed Me Vegan For All Occasions by Lucy Watson. This recipe is the perfect vegan winter warmer to try this weekend – enjoy!


200g dried white beans
1 tbsp olive oil
2 onions, thinly sliced
3 garlic cloves, crushed
130g vegan chorizo sausages,
cut into thick slices
2 tbsp sundried tomato paste
230ml vegan red wine
2 bay leaves
2 thyme sprigs
3 large carrots, cut into
thick slices
2 celery sticks, cut into
2cm lengths
2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
400g tin tomatoes
2 tbsp tomato purée
750ml vegetable stock


For the dumplings:
130g plain flour
Zest of 1 lemon
A small bunch of dill,
fronds roughly chopped
75g vegetable suet
2 tbsp Dijon mustard


  • Put the white beans in a saucepan, cover with water and bring to the boil. Boil the beans for 10 minutes, then turn off the heat and leave to soak for 3 hours. Drain the beans after they have soaked. Leave to one side.
  • Preheat the oven to 150°C (130°C fan, gas 2). Put the oil in a flameproof casserole and cook the onions over a medium heat until soft and translucent. Add the garlic and chorizo, and cook for 2 minutes. Stir in the tomato paste and cook for 1 minute.
  • Add the wine, bay leaves and thyme, and allow to bubble away for 4–5 minutes until reduced. Add the remaining ingredients, including the soaked beans. Bring everything to the boil, cover and transfer the casserole to the oven and cook for 2½ hours.
  • Meanwhile, to make the dumplings, sift the flour into a mixing bowl and stir in the lemon zest and chopped dill. Add the suet and rub into the flour with your fingertips. Add the mustard and enough cold water to bring the dough together. Roll into walnut-sized balls.
  • Add a splash of water to the stew if it’s looking a little dry. Put the dumplings on top of the stew, increase the oven temperature to 190°C (170°C fan, gas 5), put the lid back on and cook for a further 30 minutes until the dumplings are fluffy and firm, then serve.