Vegan Walnut Chili

Let’s make some Vegan Walnut Chili! Have you ever heard of it or tried it out for yourself? Does this sound like an interesting dish to you? I first had this at a family friend’s party and I was taken aback by just how tasty it was. I decided to recreate it from memory. The walnuts in this dish act as a meat replacement. I never thought that I would like walnuts as a meat replacement. However, I was pleasantly surprised when I tried it and realized that I did. So, try this recipe. You just might have the same epiphany! 

Vegan Walnut Chili

4 from 6 votes
Recipe by Madison Amara Course: Dinner, LunchDifficulty: Easy


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  • 2 tablespoons 2 olive oil

  • 1 1 sweet onion, diced

  • 1 1 red bell pepper, diced

  • 2 cups 2 chickpeas

  • 4 ounce 4 green chiles

  • 6 6 Roma tomatoes, chopped into bite-sized pieces

  • 1 tablespoon 1 garlic powder

  • 1 tablespoon 1 onion powder

  • 1 tablespoon 1 chili powder

  • 1 teaspoon 1 salt

  • 1 teaspoon 1 black pepper

  • 6 cups 6 vegetable broth

  • 1 cups 1 walnuts, finely chopped


  • In a large pot, heat olive oil over medium-high. Saute onion and bell pepper for 5 minutes.
  • Add chickpeas, green chiles, tomatoes, garlic powder, onion powder, chili powder, salt, black pepper, broth and walnuts.
  • Bring to a boil and then reduce to simmer for 25-30 minutes.
  • Serve and Enjoy!

I was hesitant to serve this to my family because it certainly is an acquired taste. However, they fell in love with it just as much as I did! So, try this recipe and see what your loved ones think. 

I love an easy recipe and this one is just that! The ingredients that you will need to make this Vegan Walnut Chili are 2 tablespoons of olive oil, 1 diced sweet onion, 1 diced red bell pepper, 2 cups of chickpeas, 4 ounces of green chiles, 6 Roma tomatoes that are chopped into bite-sized pieces, 1 tablespoon of garlic powder, 1 tablespoon of onion powder, 1 tablespoon of chili powder, 1 teaspoon of salt, 1 teaspoon of black pepper, 6 cups of vegetable broth, and 1 cup of finely chopped walnuts. 

Cooking this Vegan Walnut Chili should take only about 30 minutes. To make it, heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Then, saute the diced onion and diced red bell pepper for 5 minutes. Next, add the chickpeas, green chiles, tomatoes, garlic powder, onion powder, chili powder, salt, black pepper, broth, and finely chopped walnuts. Bring the mixture to a boil and then reduce it to simmer for 25-30 minutes. Finally…Serve yourself a bowl and enjoy it to the fullest! 

As you can tell, not much work goes into making this delectable Vegan Walnut Chili! I sure do hope that you enjoy the meal. Serve this chili with some tortilla chips or a bread of your choice and dip away! Eat as many bowls as your heart desires. After all, you are the cook here and that also means that you are the main taste tester so, taste away! Enjoy sharing this soup with your family and friends. Add anything to it that you see fit. You can get as creative as you would like with this recipe! Simply, Have Fun!

3 thoughts on “Vegan Walnut Chili”

  1. Beautiful Recipe , Only change I made was to take an Immersion Blender to 1 1/2 cups of soup and add it back for a thicker based Chili . Family ate it all up with Corn Muffins !

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