I tried quinoa for the first time a couple of months ago and it was love at first sight. I really recommend you to try this super satisfying vegan quinoa chili. If you like chili as much as I do, you're gonna love this delicious recipe. It's spicy, creamy, super satisfying, hot and is one of the best chili I've ever tried.
If you wanna know more about this healthy ingredient you can read our vegan quinoa and broccoli casserole. It's an excellent source of protein and you can make amazing dishes with quinoa.
I couldn't live without avocados, I love them! If you eat them in moderation they are so nutritious and they are an excellent source of healthful fats. I eat half an avocado almost every day, and there are a lot of recipes you can make with this gorgeous fruit, but my favorite way to them are salads.
Since I've tried vegan sour cream I'm so obsessed with it! You can use it in so many dishes, it's healthier and lighter than other sauces and it's so delicious. If you wanna make it you can find the recipe in our vegan taco lettuce wraps recipe. It's ready in 1 or 2 minutes, you only have to place all the ingredients in the blender and blend.
If you can't find quinoa or you don't like it, you can use rice, couscous, lentils or any legume, in fact, we've used red beans to make this amazing recipe. Red beans are a good source of protein and they have a high antioxidant content. You can remove the sour cream for a lighter version, but it's totally worth it, it's so creamy, tasty and it has only 34 calories per tablespoon!
You can add other veggies or substitute any of them and of course you can remove cayenne if you don't like spicy dishes, although a chili with no cayenne (or similar ingredient) is not a good chili!
I eat legumes during all the year, even in summer, although here in Spain is so hot. You can eat them in soups, stews or chilis (you NEED to try this super satisfying chili!), but you can also eat cold recipes such as salads or hummus. I really love hummus, it's so refreshing and delicious!
Super Satisfying Vegan Quinoa Chili
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 2 cloves of garlic
- ½ onion
- 1 chili or cayenne pepper or a pinch of cayenne powder
- 2 tomatoes
- 1 cup tomato sauce
- 1 tablespoon dried cilantro
- 1 tablespoon cumin
- 1 tablespoon paprika
- Black pepper to taste
- 1 cup cooked quinoa
- 1 cup corn kernels
- 1 cup cooked red beans
- The juice of half a lemon
- 2-3 cups of water
- 1 avocado
- 1 carrot
- Vegan sour cream to taste
- In a non-stick frying pan, heat the olive oil on medium high heat. Add garlic, onion and cayenne pepper (chopped) and cook until golden brown.
- Add the tomatoes, tomato sauce, herbs and spices (cilantro, cumin, paprika and pepper), cooked quinoa, corn kernels, cooked red beans and 2 or 3 cups of water, making sure to cover all the ingredients. Cook for about 30 minutes over medium heat.
- When the chili is ready, add the lemon juice, stir and serve with avocado, carrot and vegan sour cream.
Hi, could this be frozen?
Iosune Robles says
Hi! Feel free to freeze it 🙂
Loved it and with the quinoa I didn’t miss the meat at all. Very tasty. Definitely make again
Hi Debra! So glad you liked it 🙂
Comforting and delicious to eat, very easy to make. A firm family favourite for my vegan, vegetarian and non vegetarian family, an absolute super recipe.
Hi Audrey! Thanks a lot 🙂 SO glad you guys enjoyed it!
Just made this tonight and it was yummy! I didn't have all the ingredients on hand (used canned tomatoes, some tomato paste and a little salsa I had left in the fridge) but it was still tasty and even hubby liked it! Yay!
I love that you find cooking fun; I never have that attitude but your blog is sure helping me to enjoy it. Thank you! Thank you!
Hi Kate! So glad you liked it 😀 Thank YOU for your kind words. Have a nice day!
jenny @ hello great health says
i made this for lunch and it was superb. yum.
Hi Jenny! I'm glad you liked it! 😀
This chili looks (and smells - my imagination went wild 🙂 fantastic. Thanks for the inspired recipe!
Thank YOU for your comment Correen 🙂
Wow, I love this recipe! I've saved it on my screen for over a week now! Love your vegan inspiring blog!
Time to start cooking!
Thanks a lot Felicia!!
Wow. This recipe is great! Let's just say that before my husband could even have seconds, I finished almost the whole pot. I'm ashamed, but that's how good this chili was!
Hi Wren! Hahaha I'm glad you liked it!!! Thanks a lot for making the recipe 😀
Absolutely Delicious! Thanks so much
Thanks a lot Frida 😀
I need to try this! It looks so filling and comforting.
It is!!! I love chilis 😉
alison @ Ingredients, Inc. says
Thanks Alison! It tastes amazing too 😉