Winter has officially arrived. Stews are the perfect comfort food for cold weather. Put a pot of this hearty Mediterranean Vegan Eggplant Stew on the stove and let it simmer. It’s one of the best meals to eat right now.

This warm recipe makes the perfect cozy meal on a chilly winter evening. It's like a warm hug from Grandma. Made with eggplant, onions, olive oil, pepper paste, and tomato paste, it tastes incredibly divine!

INGREDIENTS – 4 eggplants cut into cubes – ¼ cup onion finely chopped – ¼ cup oil – ¼ cup tomato paste – 2 tablespoons pepper paste optional – 1 teaspoons salt – ½ teaspoon red pepper – ½ teaspoon black pepper – 1 packet sazon seasoning – 2 cups hot water or stock

INSTRUCTIONS: – First, cut the eggplant into cubes. sprinkle with salt and set aside for 20 minutes.

INSTRUCTIONS: – Next, in a pot, heat ¼ cup of olive oil over high heat. Add tomato paste and stir for one minute. –

INSTRUCTIONS: – After that, add the eggplants, salt, black pepper, and red pepper, and sazon seasoning. Stir again then add ¼ cup chopped onions. Cover and cook until soft.

INSTRUCTIONS: – Finally, add two cups of water and simmer on medium heat for10 minutes.

INSTRUCTIONS: – Serve this stew with vermicelli rice, garnish it with freshly chopped parsley or cilantro, and enjoy!