Vegetarian Green Chili


Our Vegetarian Green Chili is a hearty meatless dinner that will please even the strongest members of "Team Carnivore." Scoop this vegetarian chili recipe over a pile of rice for a filling and well-balanced meal.

Vegetarian Green Chili
Photo: Andy Lyons
Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
28 mins
Total Time:
53 mins


  • 2 cup long grain rice

  • 2 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 1 bunch green onions, chopped (1/2 cup)

  • 6 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 large green sweet peppers, chopped

  • 3 stalks celery, chopped

  • 2 12 ounce bag shelled frozen sweet soybeans (edamame)

  • 1 4.5 ounce can chopped green chiles

  • 3 cup vegetable broth or reduced-sodium chicken broth

  • 1 16 ounce jar salsa verde (green salsa)

  • 6 cup fresh spinach

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro

  • 3 avocados, peeled, pitted, and chopped

  • Plain lowfat yogurt or sour cream (optional)


  1. Cook rice according to package directions.

  2. Meanwhile, in a Dutch oven cook and stir onions and garlic in hot oil for 2 minutes over medium-high heat. Add the sweet peppers and celery; cook 5 minutes or until crisp-tender. Add the edamame and green chiles; cook 5 minutes. Add broth and salsa verde; bring to boiling. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 15 minutes. Stir in the spinach; cook about 1 minute or until wilted.

  3. Remove from heat; stir in cilantro and two of the chopped avocados. Top with the remaining avocado and yogurt. Serve with rice.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

413 Calories
16g Fat
56g Carbs
14g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 413
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 21%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 753mg 33%
Total Carbohydrate 56g 20%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 14g
Vitamin C 58.5mg 293%
Calcium 131.3mg 10%
Iron 5.8mg 32%
Potassium 988mg 21%
Folate, total 4.7mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.5mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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