Slow cooker recipes

Basil, chickpea and vegetable stew

Vibrant vegies made in your slow cooker.

Meat-free and full of flavour

8H 30M

This vegie-packed stew with basil pesto is cooked low and slow in the slow cooker for full flavour and tender chickpeas. Verjuice adds an extra tangy flavour that you just can’t miss.

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Place onion, garlic, potato, sweet potato, capsicum, chickpeas, stock, verjuice and ⅓ cup of the pesto in a 4.5-litre (18-cup) slow cooker; stir to combine. Cook, covered, on low, for 8 hours.


Stir in spinach; cook, covered, on high, for 5 minutes or until spinach wilts. Season to taste.


Serve stew topped with crème fraîche and remaining pesto.

Accompany with crusty bread to mop up the juices.

Not suitable to freeze.


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