Comforting Plant-Based 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. 


  • Photos: Heidi Lau Photography 
  • Creative Director: Lorrie Everitt 





  • 1 can cooked chickpeas, rinsed 
  • 1 can cooked black beans, rinsed
  • 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
  • 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
  • and if you want to sneak in some extra veggies you can make it more like a stew with carrots and celery! 


  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/slow cookers can vary greatly with heat and cooking time. Be sure to adjust the recipe accordingly. 


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