Vegan Lentil Chili

Janis

By Janis | Updated January 25, 2024

This dish is a testament to the versatility of plant-based ingredients, offering a rich, hearty experience. Perfect for both vegan connoisseurs and novices alike, this chili is a delightful journey into vegan cuisine.

Cooking Time

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour

Serving Size

  • Serves 6 people

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 2 cups dried lentils, rinsed
  • 1 can (28 ounces) crushed tomatoes
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Optional garnishes: avocado slices, fresh cilantro, lime wedges, vegan sour cream

Directions

  1. In a large pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic, sautéing until fragrant and translucent, about 3-4 minutes.
  2. Add the carrots, celery, and bell peppers to the pot. Cook for an additional 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Stir in the lentils, crushed tomatoes, and vegetable broth. Bring the mixture to a boil.
  4. Reduce the heat to low and add chili powder, cumin, smoked paprika, oregano, salt, and pepper. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes, or until the lentils are tender.
  5. Adjust seasoning as needed. Serve hot, garnished with optional toppings like avocado slices, fresh cilantro, lime wedges, or vegan sour cream.

Nutritional Info (per serving)

NutrientAmount
Calories350 kcal
Protein18 g
Total Fat5 g
Saturated Fat0.7 g
Carbohydrates60 g
Dietary Fiber15 g
Sugars9 g
Sodium300 mg

This Vegan Lentil Chili is a heartwarming meal and a nutritional powerhouse, providing essential proteins and fibers. Enjoy this delectable chili, knowing you’re indulging in a meal that’s as nourishing as it is delicious.