Vegan White Bean Chili


Fresh Anaheim (or poblano) chiles add mild heat to this classic white bean chili and contribute lots of smoky flavor. Quinoa adds body to the chili, while diced zucchini provides pretty flecks of green and increases the veggie content.

Prep Time:
35 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 5 mins
6 servings


  • ¼ cup avocado oil or canola oil

  • 2 cups chopped seeded Anaheim or poblano chiles (about 3)

  • 1 large onion, chopped

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • ½ cup quinoa, rinsed

  • 4 teaspoons dried oregano

  • 4 teaspoons ground cumin

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground coriander

  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper

  • 4 cups low-sodium vegetable broth

  • 2 (15 ounce) cans no-salt-added white beans, rinsed

  • 1 large zucchini, diced (about 3 cups)

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro

  • 2 tablespoons lime juice, plus wedges for serving


  1. Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add chiles, onion and garlic. Cook, stirring, until the vegetables are softened, 5 to 7 minutes. Add quinoa, oregano, cumin, salt, coriander and pepper; cook, stirring, until aromatic, about 1 minute. Stir in broth and beans. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer. Partially cover and cook, stirring occasionally, for 20 minutes. Add zucchini; cover and continue cooking until the zucchini is soft and the chili has thickened, 10 to 15 minutes more. Stir in cilantro and lime juice. Serve with lime wedges, if desired.


To make ahead: Refrigerate chili for up to 4 days. Reheat before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

283 Calories
12g Fat
37g Carbs
10g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 283
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 37g 13%
Dietary Fiber 8g 30%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 10g 19%
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Vitamin A 757IU 15%
Vitamin C 135mg 150%
Folate 78mcg 19%
Sodium 529mg 23%
Calcium 96mg 7%
Iron 4mg 22%
Magnesium 108mg 26%
Potassium 671mg 14%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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