Iceland – Traditional Icelandic Vegan Skyr and Potato Stew


Experience the flavors of Iceland with this vegan twist on a traditional dish. This hearty stew combines creamy vegan skyr, a traditional Icelandic yogurt alternative, with tender potatoes and flavorful vegetables for a satisfying and nourishing meal. Perfect for a cold winter evening or as a comforting lunch, this recipe is sure to become a staple in your vegan kitchen.



1 tablespoon olive oil

1 large onion, diced

3 cloves of garlic, minced

2 cups diced carrots

2 cups diced potatoes

2 cups vegetable broth

1 cup vegan skyr or yogurt alternative

1 teaspoon dried thyme

1 teaspoon dried rosemary

Salt and pepper, to taste



Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and sauté for 3-4 minutes, until softened.

Add the diced carrots and potatoes to the pot and stir to combine.

Pour in the vegetable broth and bring the mixture to a boil.

Reduce the heat to low and let the stew simmer for 20-25 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender.

Stir in the vegan skyr or yogurt alternative, thyme, rosemary, salt and pepper.

Simmer for an additional 5 minutes, or until the skyr is heated through.

Serve the stew hot and enjoy!

Optional: you can garnish with chopped parsley or chives before serving.


Note: You can adjust the quantity of vegetables according to your preference. You can also use other vegetables like leeks, celery or broccoli.