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Who doesn’t like eating a simple vegan chili?
Not only does it give you a little kick, but it also comes with healthy ingredients like antioxidant-rich beans, vegetables, and spices.
This simple vegan chili version one-pot recipe is just as satisfying as the meaty version but contains less unhealthy fat and boasts extra servings of fiber.
Adding Cauliflower to the recipe will bring wonderful texture and flavor.
The mixture of fresh vegetables and canned tomatoes pack in anti-inflammatory power.
For an extra dose of inflammation-fighting nutrition, you may serve the chili with a side of whole-grain brown rice.
Keep reading for ingredients and cooking instructions.
Simple Vegan Chili Ingredients
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- ½ cup red onion, chopped
- ½ cup red bell pepper, chopped
- 1 cup cauliflower, chopped
- ½ cup celery, chopped
- ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- ½ cup vegetable broth or water
- 2 (28-ounce) can crushed tomatoes
- 10-ounce can diced tomatoes with green chilies
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- ½ teaspoon celery salt
- 15-ounce can red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
- 15-ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained
- Suggested toppings: chopped cilantro, chopped green onion
- Heat oil in a large pot or dutch oven over medium heat.
- Sauté onion, pepper, cauliflower, and celery for 3 to5 minutes until tender. Season with salt.
- Add garlic and cumin, cook for one minute, stirring gently to toast cumin.
- Stir in vegetable broth, crushed tomatoes, and diced tomatoes with green chilies.
- Add chili powder and celery salt.
- Add beans and stir to combine.
- Bring to a simmer and cook uncovered for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Serve with desired toppings.
Vegan Chili Recipe – Ingredient Variations and Substitutions
Other vegetable suggestions include chopped mushrooms, diced sweet potato, shelled edamame, or fresh corn. They’ll add hearty texture to the chili, but note that calories will vary.
If you can’t find canned diced tomatoes with green chilies, replace them with regular canned diced tomatoes—you’ll still get plenty of lycopene.
Eating foods that are anti-inflammatory can greatly help in managing RA naturally and it is usually delicious too!