• 5 cloves garlic
  • 4 teaspoons salt free chili powder
  • 30 ounces no-salt-added diced tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 yellow onion
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 8 cups low sodium vegetable broth
  • 1 yellow onion (medium, chopped)
  • 1 red bell pepper (large, chopped)
  • 8 cups low sodium vegetable broth (divided)
  • 5 cloves garlic (finely chopped)
  • 4 teaspoons salt free chili powder
  • 16 ounces brown lentils (about 2 1/4 cups lentils)
  • 30 ounces no-salt-added diced tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
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NutritionView more



Calories260Calories from Fat4.5
Total Fat0.5g1%
Saturated Fat
Trans Fat
Calories from Fat4.5
Total Carbohydrate46g15%
Dietary Fiber21g84%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


Yummly User
Definitely will do again
Did not have much taste to it
Awesome recipe! Meat eating boyfriend went back for seconds and thirds. Used dry lentils and put them in the pressure cooker, only used one box of vegetable broth. Could use some extra veggies, whatever veggies float your boat.
Irene Boz 14 Mar
Simple, yet delicious. I'll definitely make it again.
Kenya 10 Mar
Great recipe. simple and easy as I'm one month into my journey of a plant base eating lifestyle. This site had shown me I can still enjoy good food while not eating meat. Thanks to a dear friend for recommending the site to me.
Hello 9 Feb
Nice simple flavour and very spicy
Fatima 13 Jan
Very flavourful and yummy, but u definitely need to eat it with rice to break the over powering spices in it. I added spinach instead of cilantro.
Rob 27 Dec 2017
I added celery and carrots but followed the recipe otherwise. Mine was a little too soupy so I just cooked to longer and it was perfect!
Kevin Shute 11 Sep 2017
Doubled the chili powder, added salt and pepper, topped with cheese and sour cream. Still not meat but... not bad.
Rebecca S. 27 Aug 2017
Needed to add pepper and some rosemary (I'm not a cilantro fan). Definitely good for a vegan chili but it could use another veggie or two to be perfect
erica c. 18 Apr 2017
this was actually delicious. cheap and easy. and kid approved. i only made 4 servings since i didnt want left overs if it wasnt good. but next time ill make 8 for lunches. it was really good i made it exactly except i did add more liquid as someome suggested but im not sire if it needed it. i added about 1/2 cup more liquid.
Yahia Kala 7 Jan 2017
Really good! I made 4 servings instead of 8. I used a different type of lentils but it still turned out okay.
Cherylynn G. 22 Dec 2016
I used this as a starting point since I had a ham bone I had to use and no split peas. I used half broth and half water, no chili powder, and no cilantro, and added the ham bone (leftover from some holiday - still had a little ham on it). I kept everything else the same. It was easy and everyone had thirds! Really good!
Amy T. 22 Sep 2016
loved it (even though i forgot to add the cilantro)! I also added ground beef for our meet loving family and extra protein.
it was a good recipe but once everything added in the mix could've used a bit more broth and seasoning.
Tabletta Apper 8 May 2016
It was okay, but I'd make it with more onion and pepper next time, since the onion flavor seemed a bit lacking, and I love red peppers. I used a mix of fresh tomato and canned sauce since (to my surprise) I was out of canned diced tomatoes! Only used one clove of garlic since the family isn't crazy for it, and I'm not a fan of smelling like it 😉 Easy to make.