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White Chickpea Chili topped with cheese and a lime wedge.

White Chickpea Chili

  • Author: Brita Britnell
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: serves 6
  • Diet: Vegetarian


Cozy Vegetarian White Chickpea Chili is easy to make with green chiles, corn, chickpeas and blended white beans to make it thick and creamy. This is a wonderful plant-based dinner the whole family will love. Serve with cheese, avocado, cilantro and tortilla chips for the perfect meal!


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  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1 medium white onion, diced
  • 68 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 medium jalapeno, finely chopped (optional)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne
  • 1 8oz can of green chiles (or 2 4-oz cans)
  • 1 15oz can of chickpeas
  • 2 15oz cans of white beans (divided)
  • 4 cups of veggie broth, divided
  • 1/2 cup of sour cream or greek yogurt (vegan as desired- cashew cream also works well here)
  • 1 cup of frozen corn
  • 1/2 cup of chopped fresh cilantro (plus more for serving)
  • 2 tablespoons of nutritional yeast
  • Juice of half a lime (~1 tablespoon)
  • Salt & pepper to taste


  1. Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat. Once hot, sauté the onion for 5 minutes. Add in garlic and jalapeño and cook for 2 additional minutes.
  2. Stir in the oregano, cumin, and cayenne and cook for 1 more minute.
  3. Mix in the green chiles, chickpeas, ONE can of the white beans, and 3 ½ cups of the broth into the pot; stir and simmer on low for 15 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, blend together 1 can of the white beans, the yogurt/sour cream and ½ cup of broth. Pour the mixture in the pot along with the corn, cilantro, and nutritional yeast. Stir and simmer for an additional 10 minutes.
  5. Before serving, stir in the lime juice. Add salt & pepper to taste
  6. Top with additional cilantro and ENJOY!!


Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container and kept in your fridge for up to about 4 to 5 days.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 402
  • Sugar: 8.1 g
  • Sodium: 798.9 mg
  • Fat: 9.1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 63.2 g
  • Protein: 20.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 6.7 mg

Keywords: white chili, chickpea chili