Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 40 mins

I was on the Dr Oz site looking for something completely different when I stumbled across this recipe. I know there are a zillion chili recipes...this one looked a little different with the touch of lime. I haven't tried this yet, plan to soon because I think it looks tasty. I'm guessing at the cooking time, it looks fairly quick though...30 minutes simmering time is included in my guess. Update...had a chance to make this and I really like the recipe - it's very quick to throw together. The only thing I wanted to come back and adjust is the amount of chili powder - suggest starting with a tsp and working your way up from there, because chili powders vary so much. I happened to use chipotle and an entire tbsp would have been too much.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Sauté 1-1/2 cups of the onion (reserve the other 1/2 cup) along with the celery and the carrots until soft.
  2. Stir in the peppers, garlic, chili powder and cumin. Cook about 6 minutes.
  3. Stir in tomatoes, tomato paste, beans, and corn. Season with oregano, basil, salt and pepper.
  4. Bring to a boil, and reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Stir in lime juice and cilantro just before serving. Top with the reserved 1/2 cup of chopped onion and soy cheese, if using.
Most Helpful

This is a great vegan chili. I really liked the unexpected addition of carrots! The lime juice and cilantro were really nice additions, too. I added a bit of water to thin it a little bit. I used a bit of Daiya "cheese" to top this delicious chili. Thanks!

LifeIsGood September 12, 2011

I really loved this recipe! I thought the lime juice was fantastic, and the soy cheese was a nice bonus! I also used chipotle for this recipe, but not much. It did add an extra zing to it, and went especially well with the flavour of the lime juice

Studentchef January 07, 2011

A flavorful and flexible chili, this was delicious and easy to prepare. The lime juiced added a nice dimension. Thanks for sharing!

Starrynews May 18, 2010