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Vegan Goulash

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Enjoy this warming and healthy dish!

This vegan goulash recipe is my favorite recipe for the cold season! It’s filled with all the comforting and filling ingredients like potatoes, sweet potatoes and lentils. This meal is a frequent guest on my plate now as there is nothing that I enjoy more than a comforting and warming stew. What I love to do is to mash the potatoes and lentils with a fork so the goulash gets super pulpy and soft.

vegan goulash

Goulash – the Hungarian dish

Goulash is a traditional stew that originally consists of meat but I see no problem in replacing it with lentils. The word goulash actually describes the meat that is used but when we say goulash we mean the stew. So in Hungary, they call it a goulash soup. Also, there are certain steps you need to follow in order to make the perfect goulash at home. It starts with onions that you need to sauté, then add the tomato paste and pour some vinegar to it. These steps are super important for building the flavor. I made this recipe really easy for you to follow to create this amazing dish.

vegan goulash recipe

The spices matter!

Caraway is the most important spice for this meal. It really adds this special taste to the goulash. Another must-have herb is marjoram, it blends in perfectly. These two together with salt are all you need for this stew to taste so fabulous.

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Easy and one-pot dish

This vegan goulash recipe is so easy to make and a one-pot dish too. The secret to this perfect taste is to cook the goulash really long and make sure that the potatoes are done. It’s best to prepare it in the morning, let it cook long enough and then let it rest to enjoy it for dinner. A goulash always tastes better if you let it rest for a few hours because the flavors are able set properly.

Vegan Goulash

Easy and one-pot meal.
Vorbereitungszeit30 Min.
Zubereitungszeit1 Std.
Arbeitszeit1 Std. 30 Min.
Gericht: Lunch/Dinner, main dish
Keyword: easy, goulash, healthy, one-pot, vegan
Portionen: 5 servings
Autor: Natascha


  • 200 g onions
  • 50 ml olive oil
  • 3 tbsp tomato paste
  • 100 ml vinegar
  • 700 ml water
  • 400 g potatoes
  • 300 g sweet potatoes
  • 500 g lentils cooked and drained
  • 200 g tomatoes
  • 4 tbsp marjoram fresh or dried, ground
  • 2 tbsp caraway whole or ground
  • salt and pepper season to taste


  • Peel the potatoes and cut them and the tomatoes into pieces
  • Chop the onions into little pieces
  • Pour oil in a heated pot and sauté the onions
  • Add tomato paste to the onions and stir well
  • Pour vinegar to it and again stir well
  • Now pour water into the pot
  • Add potatoes and sweet potatoes and let it simmer
  • Add caraway, marjoram and salt/pepper
  • When the potatoes are done, add lentils and tomatoes
  • Let it simmer again for another 20 minutes
  • Don't forget to stir every here and then


Instead of sweet potatoes, you can also add pumpkin.
Optional: add 1 tbsp of raw cane sugar to the goulash to balance the acidity of the vinegar

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