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Twisted Veggie Chili

There’s nothing like a home made pot of Chili … today’s version is a twist on the usual because a) it’s veggie b) I’m using a trio of veg that aren’t your normal go to chili veg and c) I’ve added lentils and introduced black beans …. and guess what? It works!

I made this for all the family so I kept it mild but feel free to crank up the heat by adding some fresh chilies if you like it hot. Don’t forget to slice up some avocado and a wedge of lime to serve. I like to make a yogurt sauce to drizzle on top as well which is basically made up of yogurt, lemon juice, pink salt, pepper and garlic powder.

Twisted Veggie Chili

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Serves: 4 Cooking Time: 1 hour

Ingredients

  • 200g brown lentils
  • 1 x 400g tin Black Beans
  • 1/2 Butternut squash (diced)
  • 1 courgette (diced)
  • 2 carrots (diced)
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 organic veg cube
  • 350g cherry tomato passata
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp coriander
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • handful fresh coriander
  • 1 lime (for serving)
  • 2 x Avocado (sliced for the side)
  • Organic yogurt, lemon, pink salt, pepper and garlic powder (to drizzle on top)

Instructions

1

In a Dutch oven over low to medium heat, add a good glug of olive oil and the minced garlic and let it cook for a couple of minutes.

2

Add all the diced vegetables and cook for another 8 minutes or so with the oregano, coriander powder, cumin, chilli powder and salt and pepper.

3

Add the tomato passata and allow to cook for another couple of minutes whilst stirring the veg through.

4

Add about 500ml of hot water, a veg stock cube and the bay leaf.

5

Throw in the lentils (after rinsing), stir and then cover the pot and let it cook for about 30 minutes.

6

Add the black beans, turn down the heat and let it cook for a final few minutes.

7

Add the apple cider vinegar and the fresh coriander and give it a good stir before serving.

8

Serve with slices of avocado, a wedge of lime, some more fresh coriander and some yogurt sauce on the side for drizzling on top.

And there you have it ….. give this one a try and tell us what you think!

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