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Black Eyed Pea Pumpkin Chard Chili. Glutenfree Vegan Recipe

Black Eyed Pea Pumpkin Chard Chili. Black eyed peas, pumpkin puree, herbs and spices make this a warming fall chili. Vegan Gluten-free Soy-free Recipe
Prep Time2 hrs
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time3 hrs
Course: chili
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2
Calories: 457kcal
Author: Vegan Richa


  • 1 tablespoon Olive oil
  • 1 Jalapeno or Serrano pepper use less or more to taste
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped leek optional
  • 4-5 cloves of garlic chopped
  • 2 large Chard leaves chopped or other greens of choice
  • 2 medium tomatoes chopped
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • Dried or fresh herbs I used 1/2 tsp dried oregano, 2 teaspoons dried basil, 2 teaspoons fresh thyme
  • 1 teaspoon red chili powder optional
  • 1 cup Pumpkin puree or use chopped pumpkin
  • 1 cup soaked Black eyed peas about 1/2 cup dry, rinse and soak 2 hours (or 1 cup canned) or other beans of choice
  • 2 -2.5 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Variations: Add veggies like celery corn, bell peppers. Add other beans like kidney, garbanzo, black and more.


  • In a deep saucepan, add oil and heat over medium heat.
  • Add bay leaves, peppers, onion and leek and saute until translucent. For Oil free version saute in vegetable broth.
  • Add garlic, chard leaves, and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Add in the spices, herbs and tomatoes and cook for another 5 minutes until tomatoes are a bit mushy.
  • Add in the pumpkin puree, black eyed peas, water and salt and mix.
  • Cover partially and cook on low heat for 1-1.5 hours. Stir a few times in between.
  • Taste and adjust salt and spice. add lemon juice for tang if needed.
  • Cook without cover for a few minutes if too runny, till desired consistency is achieved.
  • Serve hot topped with vegan butter/cream, chopped cilantro with Crackers, bread or garlic rolls.
  • Alternatively, add the cooked onion tomato mixture and the rest of the ingredients to a slow cooker and cook according to instructions. 4-5 hours.


Nutritional values based on one serving


Calories: 457kcal | Carbohydrates: 75g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 737mg | Potassium: 1785mg | Fiber: 17g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 23860IU | Vitamin C: 52.2mg | Calcium: 304mg | Iron: 18.6mg