Easy Vegan Chili


I like to serve soy yogurt with the chili, especially if it's too spicy. Leftovers taste great with noodles as pasta sauce.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
43 mins
Total Time:
53 mins
6 servings


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 large baking potato, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes

  • 1 cup dry red lentils

  • 4 cups vegetable broth

  • 2 (15 ounce) cans kidney beans, rinsed and drained

  • 1 (15.25 ounce) can whole kernel corn, drained

  • 4 cups tomato puree

  • 1 tablespoon ground sweet paprika

  • 1 teaspoon spicy chili powder

  • salt and freshly cracked black pepper to taste

  • 1 pinch white sugar

  • 1 bunch fresh chives, chopped


  1. Heat olive oil in a pot over medium heat and cook onion until soft and translucent, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add potato and cook for 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in lentils. Pour in vegetable broth and simmer for 20 minutes. Add kidney beans, corn, and tomato puree. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, cover, and simmer until flavors combine, about 10 minutes. Season with paprika, chili powder, salt, pepper, and sugar.

  2. Divide chili among 4 bowls and sprinkle with chives.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

512 Calories
9g Fat
90g Carbs
24g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 512
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Sodium 906mg 39%
Total Carbohydrate 90g 33%
Dietary Fiber 27g 96%
Total Sugars 16g
Protein 24g
Vitamin C 47mg 234%
Calcium 147mg 11%
Iron 9mg 52%
Potassium 1555mg 33%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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