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Vegan Butternut Squash Chili Recipe

Vegan Butternut Squash Chili Recipe

Vegan Butternut Squash Chili

Warm, hearty, and packed with flavor, this Vegan Butternut Squash Chili is a celebration of wholesome ingredients. Butternut squash brings a natural sweetness, balanced by the kick of chili powder and the warmth of cinnamon. This dish not only satisfies your taste buds but is also nutrient-packed 🌱




  • 400g butternut squash, peeled and diced
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 large red pepper, chopped
  • 1 tin tomatoes
  • 2 cups vegetable stock
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can pinto beans, drained and rinsed
  • Salt and pepper to taste

The toppings really make this hearty dish! Avocado slices add a creamy richness, while vegan soured cream provides tanginess. The tortillas serve as the perfect accompaniment to scoop up every flavorful bite and add some crunch!

As well as being super delish this meal is also full of health benefits:

1. Rich in Nutrients:

  • Butternut squash is a good source of vitamins A and C, providing essential antioxidants for immune health and skin maintenance.
  • Black beans and pinto beans contribute plant-based protein, fiber, and an array of minerals, supporting overall nutritional balance.

2. Heart-Healthy Ingredients:

  • The combination of butternut squash, black beans, and pinto beans supports heart health by providing dietary fiber, which helps lower cholesterol levels.

3. Plant-Based Protein:

  • Black beans and pinto beans are excellent sources of plant-based protein, promoting muscle health and providing a satisfying alternative to animal protein!

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Q: Are vegan recipes healthy?
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