Meatless Monday: 10 Vegetarian Chili Recipes To Celebrate Inauguration Day


Happy inauguration day, folks. Whatever your politics, I think we can all agree that chili is awesome on a cold January day. Word has it that President Barack Obama loves a good bowl of chili — it might even be his favorite food. Here are 10 meatless chili recipes to celebrate Obama’s swearing in for a second term.


Cocoa Chili

I come from Cincinati, where chili-and-spaghetti reigns, especially Skyline. The secret ingredient in Skyline chili? Chocolate. But also a whole bunch of meat (and who knows what else). Try this healthier, vegetarian cocoa chili from food blogger Elise Green. The cocoa powder lends "a certain depth and smokiness to vegetarian chili," writes Green. GET THE RECIPE, via Elise in the Snow and Sun

Vegetarian Green Chili

Avocado, celery, edamame, spinach and green onions add extra "green" to this green chili recipe. Don't worry, it's still rich in green chilis and salsa verde. GET THE RECIPE, via

Buffalo Chickpea & Bulgur Chili

Buffalo chickpeas? Yes please. This recipe is for those who like it (Frank's red) hot. GET THE RECIPE, via Naturally Ella

Smoky Tempeh, Quinoa, and Black Bean Chili

Douglas McNish, head chef of Toronto’s Raw Aura restaurant, shared this vegan chili recipe with us a while back, a long with a recipe for raw sprouted adzuki bean and quinoa chili. GET THE RECIPE
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Spicy Vegetarian Chili with Paneer

Recipe creator Anushruti RK describes this recipe as "spicy, tangy and rich with nutrients." GET THE RECIPE, via Divine Taste

Texas Hill Country Chili

You can make this one over a campfire, if you're so inclined. Just make sure you bring along the maple syrup and a can of dark beer. GET THE RECIPE, via Munchin with Munchkin

Black Bean and Fire Roasted Corn Chili with Cumin Dusted Tortilla Strips

Th best part about this vegan & gluten-free chili is that it can be made fast. GET THE RECIPE, via Beard and Bonnet.

Big-batch Vegetarian Lentil Chili

Like lentils? Then this is the veggie chili recipe for you. Bonus: You can make a big batch in your dutch over or slow-cooker and store leftovers in the freezer. GET THE RECIPE, via

Vegan Chili With Mushrooms

Break out the duth oven! Here's an easy vegan chili recipe with mushrooms for added heartiness. GET THE RECIPE, via Zesty Cook

Vegan Chipotle Stout Chili with IPA Cashew Cream

Saved the best-sounding one for last. GET THE RECIPE, via The Beeroness
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