Comforting Quinoa Chili

There is nothing like a fresh bowl of chili on a fall or winter day to warm you up! This recipe is completely vegan and is a great source of healthy protein and carbohydrates. Add a little avocado at the end and you also have yourself some healthy fats. 

I also designed this recipe for people who work or go to school all day. All you have to do is put the ingredients into a crockpot and when you get home, there will be a nice warm and comforting meal waiting for you. 


1 can cooked chickpeas, rinsed 

1 can cooked black beans, rinsed

1 large carrot

1 cup uncooked quinoa

4 cloves garlic, minced

1 red onion, diced inion

1 can crushed tomatoes 

1 can tomato paste

1/2 red bell pepper, diced

1/2 green bell pepper, diced

3 celery stalks, diced

1 large sweet potato, cubed

3 cups of vegetable broth

1 tbsp cumin

1 tbsp paprika

1 tbsp chili powder

1 tbsp coriander

sea salt to taste


1. Add all the ingredients into a crockpot and cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 3-4 hours

2. Optional: serve with fresh avocado or gluten free garlic toast with ghee

Please note: crockpots can vary greatly with heat and cooking time. Be sure to adjust the recipe accordingly. 


xo nic

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