Vegetarian Gulyás


Vegetarian Gulyás

Hearty Vegetable Stew: A Vegetarian Twist on Hungarian Gulyás

In the realm of vegetarian cuisine, this adaptation of the classic Hungarian dish, Gulyás, brings together a medley of vibrant vegetables and aromatic spices. This hearty vegetable stew is a celebration of flavors, textures, and colors, making it a delightful addition to any vegetarian menu.

Jan Dec

15 minutes

40 minutes

55 minutes

4 servings


Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Low calorie


Paleo, Keto, High protein, Low carb, Nut-free


While the original Hungarian Gulyás traditionally features tender beef, this vegetarian version replaces the meat with a variety of vegetables, creating a wholesome and nutritious dish suitable for vegetarian diets. We alse have the original recipe for Gulyás, so you can check it out.


  • Calories (kcal / KJ): 220 kcal / 920 KJ
  • Fat (total, saturated): 7g, 1g
  • Carbohydrates (total, sugars): 35g, 10g
  • Protein: 5g
  • Fiber: 7g
  • Salt: 1g


  1. 1.
    Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat.
  2. 2.
    Add the diced onion and minced garlic to the pot. Sauté until the onion becomes translucent.
  3. 3.
    Add the sliced carrots, cubed potatoes, diced bell peppers, and sliced zucchini to the pot. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. 4.
    Stir in the canned diced tomatoes, vegetable broth, paprika, caraway seeds, bay leaf, salt, and pepper.
  5. 5.
    Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to low. Cover the pot and simmer for 30 minutes or until the vegetables are tender.
  6. 6.
    Remove the bay leaf from the stew.
  7. 7.
    Serve the vegetarian Gulyás hot, garnished with fresh parsley.

Treat your ingredients with care...

  • Caraway seeds — Toast the caraway seeds in a dry skillet over medium heat for a few minutes to enhance their flavor before adding them to the stew.

Tips & Tricks

  • For a spicier kick, add a pinch of chili flakes or a dash of hot sauce to the stew.
  • Feel free to customize the vegetable selection based on seasonal availability or personal preference.
  • Serve the vegetarian Gulyás with a dollop of sour cream or a sprinkle of nutritional yeast for added creaminess and flavor.
  • Leftovers can be refrigerated and enjoyed the next day, as the flavors tend to develop and intensify over time.
  • This stew pairs wonderfully with crusty bread or fluffy rice to soak up the delicious broth.

Serving advice

Serve the vegetarian Gulyás in deep bowls, allowing the vibrant colors of the vegetables to shine through. Garnish each serving with a sprinkle of fresh parsley for a pop of freshness.

Presentation advice

To elevate the presentation, consider serving the vegetarian Gulyás in individual bread bowls. Hollow out small round loaves of bread, ladle the stew into the bread bowls, and garnish with parsley. This adds a rustic touch and makes for a visually appealing dish.