Guided Detox: Intermittent Fasting Starts November 4th!
3-Week Online Program – Join Now!
Membership Required

Asparagus, Mushroom and Leek Ragout

Asparagus, Mushroom and Leek Ragout

Serves: 4

Category: Main Dishes - Vegan

Average Rating: 
Rated by: 12 members

Rate it: 
(Give a recipe one to five stars. Click the appropriate star to submit your rating)

Leeks, asparagus and mushrooms are complemented perfectly by colorful sweet potatoes in this simple and delicious stew. Use fresh mint and parsley for a flavorful finishing touch.

Print Add Add To My Grocery List


2 sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1 inch pieces
2 large leeks, white and pale green parts only, cut lengthwise and washed thoroughly, then cut into 1/2 inch slices
1 cup water
1 tablespoon Dr. Fuhrman's MatoZest or other no-salt seasoning, adjusted to taste
1 pound asparagus, trimmed, then cut diagonally into 2 inch pieces
1/2 pound shiitake or baby bella mushrooms, sliced
1/2 lemon, juiced
2 tablespoons fresh mint leaves, chopped
2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
freshly ground black pepper, to taste


Place sweet potatoes in a pot and cover with water. Bring to boiling, reduce heat, cover and cook for 12-15 minutes or until tender. Transfer to a bowl.

Mix water with MatoZest or other no-salt seasoning. Heat about 1/4 cup of the water and MatoZest mixture in a saute pan and water-saute leeks for 3-4 minutes or until tender. Add to the bowl with the potatoes. Add additional liquid as needed and saute asparagus for 2 minutes, then add mushrooms and continue to cook until asparagus is tender and mushrooms soften, about 4 minutes. Combine with potatoes and leeks.

Before serving, drizzle with lemon juice, garnish with mint and parsley and season with black pepper.

Calories 128; Protein 6 g; Carbohydrates 28 g; Total Fat 0.5 g; Saturated Fat 0.1 g; Cholesterol 0 mg; Sodium 58 mg; Fiber 6.1 g; Beta-Carotene 6581 ug; Vitamin C 19 mg; Calcium 100 mg; Iron 4.4 mg; Folate 120 ug; Magnesium 57 mg; Zinc 1.6 mg; Selenium 18.3 ug

Comments (9):


Amys Nutritarian Kitchen

02/24/2014 03:49 PM

Rated this recipe:

I tried out this recipe last week because I happened to have most of the ingredients on hand. I used Mrs. Dash's tomato basil no salt seasoning instead of Dr. F's MatoZest and it turned out just fine. I also added a can of drained and rinsed red kidney beans since I didn't quite have enough mushrooms that the recipe called for.

I really enjoyed the tastes and textures of this dish. I ended up serving leftovers the next day over rice with some BBQ sauce, and it just hit the spot.

See a picture of how it turned out on my blog here:


04/27/2014 08:37 PM

Rated this recipe:

This recipe was so delicious. I roasted the potatoes rather than boiling them, because I love roasted veggies. The result was amazing. Everyone loved it. Definitely one I will add to my list of favorites.
This comment was last edited on 04/27/2014 08:38 PM


02/26/2015 06:41 PM

Rated this recipe:

This is delicious. I cooked it pretty true to the recipe, but I didn't have MatoZest, so I just used garlic powder, onion powder, and italian seasoning. I didn't have mint either, but I didn't miss it. Satisfying and tasty. Oh, and easy.


02/26/2015 07:21 PM

Rated this recipe:

This was really delicious! I also did not have the mint and didn't miss it and I added 1 cup of pinto beans to make it more filling. This was easy and fast for a week night meal.


03/02/2015 11:44 AM

Rated this recipe: (no rating)

Could you also roast the leek as well? I haven't ever cooked anything with leeks, and I love roasted sweet potatoes. If you could roast the leek with the potatoes it would save a step.

Elaine Garces

03/04/2015 02:20 PM

Rated this recipe:

This dish was lovely. What I liked most was how bright it was because of the lemon, sweet potatoes and mint/parsley combo. I served this as a side dish. Thank you!


03/04/2015 03:42 PM

Rated this recipe:

Really tasty. I steamed the sweet potatoes and used an onion instead of the leeks because I didn't have any leeks.


06/12/2016 12:42 AM

Rated this recipe:

Really nice, use more sweet potatoes if you like them. But if you are like my wifey she'll scold you if you add double the amount.


10/20/2017 04:52 PM

Rated this recipe:

I didn't care for this recipe. These ingredients seem to have been put together solely to optimize nutritional value but without regard to the goal of creating a good-tasting dish. I like each of the ingredients on its own and when combined with others whose flavors are complementary, but somehow they cancel each other out in this concoction. I'm still trying to figure out what to do to make it better.

Cherubino replies:

10/08/2019 08:53 AM

Rated this recipe: (no rating)

take out the mint and too much pepper in the costcos mixed spices with no salt. prbably just as good with a smaller amount of seasoning.