Mediterranean Vegetable Casserole

This Mediterranean vegetable casserole is not only packed full of flavour but with loads of healthy veggies, this fantastic vegan family dish is also extremely filling and satisfying!

This vegan one pot Mediterranean vegetable casserole remind you of sunny days sitting on sunny beaches without a care in the world. Packed full of flavour and with loads of healthy veggies, this fantastic family dish is also extremely filling and satisfying!

This one pot Mediterranean vegetable casserole is sure to remind you of sunny days sitting on sunny beaches without a care in the world!

Thoughts of seeing all of those delicious fresh veggies and walking around the bustling markets also spring to mind.

But if you can’t get a huge variety of fresh vegetables here, what can you do to make what you’ve got taste different and not the same old same old?

Well, sometimes all you need to do is take your favourite vegetable combo and re-invigorate it by infusing it with some new flavours.

This vegan one pot Mediterranean vegetable casserole remind you of sunny days sitting on sunny beaches without a care in the world. Packed full of flavour and with loads of healthy veggies, this fantastic family dish is also extremely filling and satisfying!

This is precisely what I did here in this delicious Mediterranean vegetable casserole, first by using a traditional selection of vegetables and red lentils, and then by adding some smoked paprika, cumin, thyme and other mixed herbs.

Vegan January And This Mediterranean Vegetable Casserole

As I explained in the cream of celery soup recipe, Lady Lynne and I are doing a vegan diet for January,

Lynne and I are also big advocators of the Mediterranean diet.

I’m enjoying taking my favourite Mediterranean recipes, removing the meat content and experimenting with different spices to create different flavours.

Like with this Mediterranean vegetable casserole.

This vegan one pot Mediterranean vegetable casserole remind you of sunny days sitting on sunny beaches without a care in the world. Packed full of flavour and with loads of healthy veggies, this fantastic family dish is also extremely filling and satisfying!

Whilst I’ve used my favourite selection of vegetables here this is also a great one pot recipe for you to use up as many different leftover vegetables that you might have available.

This delicious one pot family Mediterranean casserole is packed full of flavour, with loads of healthy veggies and is also extremely filling and satisfying.

This Mediterranean vegetable casserole could also be used as a compliment dish for other meals, to make it go even further. For example as a filler for baked sweet potatoes, or perhaps with fish or steak?

If you enjoyed this Mediterranean vegetable casserole why not check out some of my other vegetable based one pot casserole dishes like my couscous ratatouille or my roast summer vegetables?

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This vegan one pot Mediterranean vegetable casserole remind you of sunny days sitting on sunny beaches without a care in the world. Packed full of flavour and with loads of healthy veggies, this fantastic family dish is also extremely filling and satisfying!
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Mediterranean Vegetable Casserole
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
1 hrs
 

This delicious one pot family Mediterranean vegetable casserole is packed full of flavour.

Course: Dinner
Servings: 4
Calories: 340 kcal
Author: neil@neilshealthymeals.com
Ingredients
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion diced
  • 1 red pepper chopped
  • 1 yellow pepper chopped
  • 2 medium sized celery sticks sliced
  • 3 medium sized carrots sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • 350 ml vegetable stock
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 400 g can chopped tomatoes
  • 2 small courgettes sliced then cut into quarters
  • 250 g red split lentils
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • ½ tsp mixed herbs
Instructions
  1. Heat the oil in a large casserole pot, add the onion and soften for 4 – 5 minutes.
  2. Add the peppers, celery, carrots, garlic, paprika and cumin, stir well and cook for a further 2 minutes.
  3. Add the stock, dried thyme, tomatoes and courgettes, bring the whole mixture to the boil, turn down to a simmer and cook for a further 5 minutes.
  4. Stir in the lentils and allow to cook for a further 25 – 30 minutes until all the vegetables are softened.
  5. Season to taste and stir in the mixed herbs, allow to rest for a couple of minutes before serving.
Recipe Notes

Great served with couscous.

Nutrition Facts
Mediterranean Vegetable Casserole
Amount Per Serving
Calories 340 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 0.7g 4%
Sodium 190.9mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 59.1g 20%
Dietary Fiber 12.8g 51%
Sugars 10.4g
Protein 18.9g 38%
Vitamin A 54%
Vitamin C 260%
Calcium 12%
Iron 35%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

This Mediterranean vegetable casserole is not only packed full of flavour but with loads of healthy veggies, this fantastic vegan family dish is also extremely filling and satisfying!

Well folks, have you settled back into your routines?

Does it feel as if though the festive period never happened? Yes?

Well it’s the same here, but hopefully I can help transport you into a foreign land next week, and provide some excitement and encouragement to think about travelling and not working!

I’ll be bringing you the second part of our African Adventures with a re-cap and pictures and videos of the Mountain Gorillas, that we went to see in the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda, in December.

So, until then I’ll leave you with the usual Thursday link up with Amanda at Running with Spoons so you can check out what’s going on over there and hope you all have a fantastic weekend!

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This Mediterranean vegetable casserole is not only packed full of flavour but with loads of healthy veggies, this fantastic vegan family dish is also extremely filling and satisfying!

Comments

  1. This sounds so lovely, Neil! And I can imagine it rocking the socks off stuffed baked potatoes. Gah. Is it dinner time yet?!?! No… it’s 3:48am 😆 <– couldn't sleep.

    And it totally feels like the holidays never happened. Or that they happened forever ago. Sad to think the we still have another year before we can celebrate again!
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    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      3.48am? That’s just 12 minutes from my usual getting up time!

      I’d just get up, if I was you, and make some more of those delicious 2 minutes brownies. 🙂

      Yeah, I’ve had this casserole with baked potatoes and it is sooo filling, you would love it.

      I agree, it’s such a long time to go again until next holidays isn’t it? Sigh.

  2. Mmmm yum! This will satisfy any meat eater in a perfect plant-based way!
    I’m so not back (or ready to be) in a routine again yet! I still have about 10 days left of winter break! Wooo!
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    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      I remember there was a time I would barely touch dishes like this, in favour of meat ones. That situation is completely reversed now. 🙂

      Jealous is not the word Rebecca! 10 days left of your break still? That’s so not fair! Still I suppose I should be grateful for those days over Christmas I was allowed off, seeing as we just had that amazing African Adventure in December.

  3. Yum!!! My mothet-in-law made something similar last week and it was addicting. Mediterranean eating is so delicious, I agree! And colourful! Hope your week is going well! 🙂
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    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Oh, I’d love to know what it was exactly that your mother-in-law made last week Erin. I’m so nosey. 😆

      Yeah, the week is going ok so far. 🙂 Fortunately it’s a short one, of only 4 days. I think next week will be much more challenging though with it being a full week!!

  4. Well isn’t this just a bowl of comfort. I never really left my routine, just now I have to go back into work. Which kind of blows. Not going to lie.
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    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Yeah, it’s been a challenging week here, going back to work. Either that I had too much fun over the holiday time and I’m struggling to get back into the work routine.

      It sucks! 😉

  5. Wow, all that color makes it so pretty!
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  6. I’m glad I found your blog. Mediterranean is one of my favorite cuisines and this looks both easy and delicious. Thanks for sharing and I look forward to reading through more of your recipes!

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Thanks Hollie. 🙂

      I was lucky enough to live in the Mediterranean when I was younger. They were great times, and I like to remind myself of those time by making colourful easy dishes like this!

  7. This casserole looks so delicious and hearty that you won’t miss the meat! Mediterranean diet is awesome – such tasty ingredients that are actually good for you!
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    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      I was actually thinking that today Melanie, am I missing meat? We’re a week into our “vegan January” and I have to say that the current answer is “no”.

      Love the Mediterranean diet! Thanks kindly for your comments. 🙂

  8. I can almost feel like I am in the Mediterranean looking at this dish. Oh how I wish I was – it’s so cold here today.
    I love that you have packed this full of veggies. Just what I need after overindulging at Christmas.
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    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Cold and getting colder, eh Dannii? I don’t know what I prefer, the wet weather we’ve been having for months or the cold weather!

      All Lynne and I are doing at the moment is looking at holidays to try and forget about it all. And that includes our overindulgence at Christmas too. We’re all guilty 😉

  9. I am just so boring because I never thought to re-invigorate my favourite vegetable combo with some new flavours! This recipe sounds fantastic! I so cannot wait to try this – loving the lentils and spices and herbs – not only is this delicious it must have smelled heavenly!
    Looking forward to reading the next installment about y’alls trip!
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    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      I know how much you love your lentil dishes too Shashi, so I knew you would appreciate the flavours and spices here as much as I do. Thanks. 🙂

      And yes you’re right. The house smells heavenly when I’m making this.

      Just putting the final touches to the next African Adventures instalment. Providing nothing else crops up at work, hopefully it’ll be out later this week! I’m so happy that you and so many people are enjoying the write up and the photographs. 😀

  10. Try, just try to get me away from Med. Style veggies!

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Ha ha, I know you love your veggies.

      And I knew you’d love this GiGi. Thank you! 🙂

      Looking forward to seeing what’s in store from you this year at gigieatscelebrities. 😀

  11. Thought I’d write a comment from some one who has actually tried cooking the dish…
    Made this last night for my housemates and it went down really well! Very simple to make (if a bit time consuming). I needed to add a bit more liquid and I made sausages on the side for the non-vegans. Looked like loads of food while cooking, but it made about 5 portions 🙂

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Hi Sarah, thanks so much for making this dish and for taking the time to comment.

      The proof of how good a recipe is, is when someone like you makes the effort to cook it and to tell everyone else. So thank you! 🙂

      Brilliant idea to make sausages on the side for the non-vegans by the way. I think I’ll add those next time I make this for Lynne and !! 😀

  12. I made this today. It was really good! I will be making this a lot. I might add some frozen kale near the end of the cooking time next time. Thanks for the great healthy recipe!
    Kelly from Canada

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Hi Kelly, I’m so glad that you made this recipe and you enjoyed it.

      Thanks for your comment and I think the addition of kale near the end of cooking is a brilliant idea!

      Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  13. What kind of mixed spices did you use?

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