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Smoky Vegan Quinoa Chili

Smokey Vegan Quinoa Chili

I have been holding on to this post for a long time! It would have made sense to post it during the fall but that didn’t happen so here we are!

It’s probably weird to post a chili recipe in April BUT I’m going to justify it by thinking about the northeast who just saw snow this past week. They would probably enjoy a big ol’ bowl of chili right now. Amirite?

Heck, I enjoy a big ol’ bowl of chili even when it’s hot outside. ??

Vegan Quinoa Chili

This recipe is loosely adapted from Cooking Classy’s Quinoa Chili recipe.

What I love about this chili recipe:

  • it’s vegan
  • it’s healthy
  • it’s made with quinoa
  • it has a smoky flavor, thanks to smoked paprika
  • it’s easy to make

Smoky Vegan Quinoa Chili

Smoky Vegan Quinoa Chili

Yield: 6-8 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

A vegan quinoa chili recipe made with quinoa and chili. The recipe gets it's smoky flavor from smoked paprika.


  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 small sweet onion, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 tbsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 2 C cooked quinoa
  • 1 C vegetable broth
  • 1 15oz can spicy red pepper diced tomatoes
  • 1 28oz can petite diced tomatoes
  • 1 15oz can black beans
  • 1 15oz can light red kidney beans
  • 1 15oz can white chili beans
  • 1 4.5 oz can diced green chilies
  • 1 7oz can tomato paste
  • 2 8oz cans tomato sauce


  1. Heat the olive oil in a large soup pot such as a dutch oven. Add the onion and sauté until tender. Add the garlic and sauté 1 more minute. Add the smoked paprika, cumin, cayenne pepper and chili pepper to the onion/garlic mixture and mix well. Cook for 2-3 minutes in order to bring out the flavors of the spices.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients and mix well. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes.
Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 432 Total Fat: 5g Saturated Fat: 1g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 4g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 1576mg Carbohydrates: 78g Fiber: 20g Sugar: 19g Protein: 19g

Smokey Vegan Quinoa Chili


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