Sunday, January 20, 2013

Recipe- Vegetarian Tomato-less Chili

Vegetarian Tomato-less Chili

Chili is a great winter dish that is both easy to make and filling.  Try this tomato-less version for a different spin on things- the herbs and lemon zest really add a nice flavor.  If you're not vegetarian, feel free to add ground turkey, chicken, or beef instead of tempeh.  Enjoy!

Vegetarian Tomato-less Chili by Savor & Nourish
(makes 5 servings)
8 oz tempeh (1 package), chopped into bite-sized bits 
2 tbs olive oil

1 red bell pepper, chopped
1 zucchini, chopped
1 yellow squash, chopped
2 onions, chopped
3 cloves garlic, chopped
2- 15oz cans beans (Kidney & Pinto), drained and rinsed
2 tbs chili powder
1 tsp dried oregano
1 1/2 cups vegetable broth
zest of one lemon
3 tbs lemon juice
1/3 cup cilantro, chopped
1.  Heat a large pot over medium flame. Add 1 tbs olive oil and tempeh. Cook tempeh until golden brown (about 5 minutes). Stir occasionally.

2. Add 1 tbs olive oil, pepper, zucchini, squash, onions, garlic. Cook 5 minutes.

3. Add beans and spices. Stir to combine.

4. Add broth. Bring to a simmer. Lower heat, cover, and cook for about 20 minutes.

5. Add lemon juice, lemon zest, and cilantro. Stir to combine. Cook another 5 minutes.

6. Enjoy!

Written by Open Eyes Press.  Photo and recipe courtesy Savor & Nourish.

No comments: