fbpx
686 Shares
This Creamy Vegan White Bean Chili recipe is great for summer BBQs & 4th of July parties! It’s a little spicy (adjustable), but vegetarian friendly because it’s meatless. It’s also dairy free & gluten free! This easy recipe uses verde salsa and is oil free making it a healthy whole food plant based soup with lots of veggies. #whitebeanchili #wfpb #plantbased #oilfree #glutenfree #vegansummerrecipes #4thofjuly #healthyveganrecipes #meatlessmonday

I love a soup or chili with a little kick! But, not too much, LOL. This Creamy Vegan White Bean Chili really hits that sweet spot of spicy and not too hot.

Going to a summer BBQ or 4th of July party and not sure what to bring that’s “secretly” plant based and that everyone will like? Try bringing this vegan White Bean Chili, but don’t tell them all the benefits of it being oil free, gluten free, or whole food plant based. Keep that secret to yourself and then just “smile and nod” when people compliment you on your chili. 🙂

Do you like it hot? Or not to much?

The spice in this white bean chili recipe is totally adjustable. I think it’s perfect as is for my tastes, duh, but you might like it not spicy at all or even hotter…. hey whatever floats your boat!

You can completely omit the 1/2 of jalapeno or put the whole thing in there! If you really don’t like spice at all leave out the jalapeno AND the diced green chilis. You might even look for a mild salsa verde.

creamy vegan white bean chili vegetarian meatless monday bbq summer 4th of july whole food plant based oil free gluten free

What kind of white beans to use

Use any white beans you’ve got! I actually had planned on using 2 cans of cannellini beans like the recipe calls for, but I only had 1 in my pantry so I went with 1 can of cannellini and 1 can of northern white beans. You can also use chickpeas! Mix and match like I did on accident or just do one kind.

spicy vegan white bean chili recipe

This post may contain affiliate links for your convenience. If you click on a link and make a purchase, I may receive a small commission at no additional cost to you. I only recommend products I love and it helps keep this website running!

Gluten free to create the creamy chili

There are 3 choices for the thickener to make it have a creamy-like texture rather than a soup. Arrowroot powder is the best choice because it has the most nutrients and is the least processed. It can be found in most grocery stores in the spice aisle.

If you can’t find it or want to use tapioca flour (same as tapioca starch) that works, too. Corn starch can be used, but it has a stronger thickening power, so cut the amount used in half.

Dump dinner recipe, but don’t forget to stir it often!

I love soups & chilis, because they are pretty much dump recipes that you really can’t screw up. Besides sauteing the onion, garlic, and jalapeno for a few minutes, the rest of the recipe is mostly a dump, bring to a boil, cover & simmer.

HOWEVER, this recipe does require frequent stirring because the arrowroot powder can cause the chili to stick to the bottom if you ignore it. So give it a stir about every five-ish minutes.

spicy creamy vegan white bean chili dump dinner

So many White Bean Chili topping ideas!

Want over 50 delicious (I promise!) whole food plant based recipes that take 30 minutes or less? Check out my Quick & Easy Plant Based Power Pack!

Other great whole food plant based soup recipes you might like!

This Creamy Vegan White Bean Chili recipe is great for summer BBQs & 4th of July parties! It’s a little spicy (adjustable), but vegetarian friendly because it’s meatless. It’s also dairy free & gluten free! This easy recipe uses verde salsa and is oil free making it a healthy whole food plant based soup with lots of veggies. #whitebeanchili #wfpb #plantbased #oilfree #glutenfree #vegansummerrecipes #4thofjuly #healthyveganrecipes #meatlessmonday

If you try this recipe, please comment below and let me know how it turned out for you!

Creamy Vegan White Bean Chili

This vegan white bean chili has a little kick to it, but not too hot. If you don't like spicy, leave out the jalapeno. If you want more spice, add the whole jalapeno instead of half! This is really quick and easy to make and you can use any white bean you have in your pantry.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch, Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: spicy chili, summer soup, vegan chili, wfpb soup, white bean chili
Servings: 6
Calories: 232kcal
Author: Kim Murphy

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Add onion, garlic, & jalapeno to a large stockpot and water saute on medium heat for 5 minutes.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients, except cilantro, and stir to combine well.
  • Bring to a boil, then lower heat and simmer for 30 minutes, stirring often, until potatoes are tender.
  • Top with fresh cilantro before serving. Also great to serve with lime wedges, avocado, or baked tortilla chips!

Notes

Arrowroot is the least processed for thickening the soup, but tapioca flour works good, too. If you don’t have arrowroot powder or tapioca flour (same as tapioca starch), you can use corn starch, but use only 1 tablespoon.  They are all gluten-free.

Nutrition

Serving: 2cups | Calories: 232kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 479mg | Potassium: 627mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 814IU | Vitamin C: 31mg | Calcium: 101mg | Iron: 4mg

New to WFPB eating? Grab my Ultimate Plant Based Grocery Shopping List for FREE! Just fill out the form below to have it zoomed to your email, plus my weekly newsletter chocked full of new recipes & plant based eating tips.

686 Shares