This healthy, delicious recipe for vegetarian cauliflower chili is fantastic!  If you like chili, and like me – love cauliflower, then you’re in for an amazing blend of flavors with this easy recipe. This chili tastes even better the next day so make it for dinner and enjoy for lunch all week. Chop the cauliflower well and kids won’t even notice!

easy vegetarian chili recipe

1 t. Olive Oil

3/4 C. Celery, diced

3/4 C. Carrots, diced

1 1/4 C. Onion, diced

2. C. Cauliflower, diced

1 t. Chili Powder

1/2 t. Cumin Powder

1 t. Jalapeño, finely chopped

1 Clove Garlic, minced

1 T. Tomato Paste

1/4 C. Red Wine

1 C. Canned Diced Tomato

3 C. Chicken Stock (use vegetable stock for vegetarian/vegan)

One 15 oz. Can Cannellini Beans, lightly drained (you can also use cooked kidney or navy beans)

1 T. Parsley, minced

1/2 C. Cheddar Cheese, grated

One avocado, sliced

Heat oil in sauce pot over medium heat.  Add celery, carrots, and onion.  Let cook until onions are translucent. Add cauliflower, chili powder and cumin and sauté 2-3 minutes. Then, add jalapeño and garlic and sauté 1 minute. Add tomato paste and cook an additional 1 minute. Add wine and let reduce until almost dry.  Pour in diced tomatoes and stock and bring to simmer.  Let cook about 15 minutes. Add in beans and cook for an additional 15 minutes until thickened.  Stir in parsley and remove from heat.

Ladel into bowls and top with grated cheese and top with avocado.

Delicious served with corn bread : )

Serves 4

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