Vegetarian Ancho Chili

A Reader Recipe: Vegetarian Ancho Chili

Here's a healthy chili recipe from POPSUGAR Fitness reader JuicyNoelle — it's a perfect dish for Super Bowl Sunday, which she posted in our Healthy Recipe community group.


vegetarian chili recipe

As you start to think about your menu for the Super Bowl, consider this vegetarian ancho chili. The ancho chiles add a nice smokiness without being too hot, though you could certainly dial up the heat by adding a few more. For each chili you add, make sure to incorporate one additional cup of vegetable stock to the pot. And don’t forget the good-for-you garnishes. The addition of some crunchy bell peppers, creamy avocado, juicy corn kernels, and scallions really made this chili come together for me.

Learn more about the recipe after the break!

Vegetarian Ancho Chili Recipe
Serving Size: Four (about 400 calories with avocado garnish)

Ingredients

Chili
3/4 cup quinoa, dry
1 1/2 cups water
1 ancho chile, stem and seeds removed
1 medium carrot, diced
1 celery stalk, diced
1 medium yellow squash, diced
1 green pepper, diced
1 medium shallot, diced
2 cups vegetable stock
2 cups diced tomatoes, fresh or canned
1 tablespoon organic butter
1/2 cup cashews
1 tablespoon cumin
1/2 tablespoon curry

Garnish
1–2 medium scallions, diced
1 avocado, pitted, peeled, and cubed
2 ears fresh corn, kernels removed
Handful of parsley, roughly chopped

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Directions
For assembly instructions, visit GreenLemonade.com.

Check out JuicyNoelle's blog GreenLemonade for the full recipe and don't forget to share your own recipe ideas in our Healthy Recipe group in the Fit Community!

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