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Vegetarian Chili

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Vegetarian Chili
By: Gina Van Luven 

Try this warming and delicious vegetarian chili. The fresh garlic, chili powder and ground cumin are full of antioxidants to help boost your immune system during the winter months. Add as many vegetables as you want for more nutritional value.

Prep Time: 15 minutes Cooking Time: 30 minutes Yields: 8 servings


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tomatoes, diced, (or one can organic diced tomatoes)
  • 1 carrot, cut into quarter moons
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 3 cups cooked or canned red, black or kidney beans
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons organic tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt


1. Heat oil in a large heavy pan and sauté onions and garlic for 3 minutes.
2. Add tomatoes, carrots, chili powder and cumin and sauté for 5 minutes.
3. Slowly add beans, water, tomato paste and salt.
4. Cook on low to medium heat for 20 minutes.

Note: Add as many veggies as you like such as sweet peppers, zucchini, and dark, leafy greens. Sauté first before adding to chili.


About the author

Sierra recently finished school at Winona State University, with a degree in Public Health. She plans to pursue a career in Health Promotion, where she has the opportunity to use her creative thinking, and passion for wellness, to help improve the overall health and wellbeing of others. In her free time, she enjoys various outdoor activities, and spending time with family and friends.

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