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simple vegan chili recipe

Vegan White Bean Quinoa Chili.

Super quick and tasty white bean quinoa chili that's gluten free and vegan! This meal can be made in a hurry, making it great for busy nights. 

Course Soup
Cuisine Dairy Free, gluten free, vegan.
Keyword vegan chili recipe, vegetarian chili
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 293 kcal
Author Kelly Roenicke


  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 15 ounces garbanzo beans drained and rinsed
  • 15 ounces cannellini beans drained and rinsed
  • 2/3 cup quinoa
  • 3 cups vegetable broth
  • 3/4 cup mild salsa verde use medium if you want it hotter
  • 1 Tablespoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  1. Put the olive oil and the onion in a soup pot and cook over medium heat.
  2. Add the drained beans, salsa verde, and spices. Stir.
  3. Add the quinoa and broth, and raise the heat to high.

  4. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer.
  5. Cook for about 15-20 minutes, until the quinoa is tender.
  6. Taste and add more seasoning as needed.
  7. Serve topped with green onions, avocado, red peppers, tortilla chips, or any other favorite topping.

Recipe Notes

Feel free to use different beans if you wish. 

If you'd like to make this chili a different spice level, adjust the amount of chili powder and salsa verde. 

Nutrition Facts
Vegan White Bean Quinoa Chili.
Amount Per Serving
Calories 293 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Sodium 1322mg57%
Potassium 430mg12%
Carbohydrates 48g16%
Fiber 10g42%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 13g26%
Vitamin A 510IU10%
Vitamin C 3.5mg4%
Calcium 102mg10%
Iron 5.2mg29%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.