Plant-Based No Tomato Orange Chili

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Looking for a cozy meal during those crisp fall nights?! This Plant-Based No Tomato Orange Chili is the perfect warming lunch or dinner you are looking for! I love chili, but sometimes I want an alternative to the traditional tomato based recipes. This recipe is a great option because it is made with sweet potato puree instead of tomatoes! 

This chili is packed with vitamins, minerals, fiber, protein and healthy fats making it a filling and satisfying meal that can feed the whole family or makes delicious leftovers to enjoy all week long!

Small white bowls with chili and orange slices on the left side.

Health Benefits of Chili Ingredients

Sweet Potato

There is so much to love about sweet potatoes including all its incredible health benefits! This root veggie contains a significant amount of vitamin A, which may reduce the risk of macular degeneration and night blindness, prevent heart disease and cancer, strengthen our immunity and help muscle growth in children!


Did you know that quinoa is actually a seed? This pseudo-grain is an amazing gluten-free alternative to grains. It contains all nine essential amino acids making it a complete protein! Along with protein, it is also a great source of fiber!  One cup cooked contains 8 grams of protein and 5 grams of fiber!

Orange Bell Pepper

Orange bell peppers contain more vitamin C than an orange! One of these peppers contains 190% of your daily recommended intake! Vitamin C aids in immunity by keeping your immune system strong and preventing your risk of disease. It also helps your body produce collagen, which is essential for skin health along with wound healing.

Two white bowls with chili and orange slices on top right hand side.

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Plant-Based No Tomato Orange Chili

Print Recipe


  • 1 Limoneira navel orange
  • 2 cups veggie stock
  • ½ cup diced onion
  • 1 cup diced orange bell pepper
  • 1 can cannellini beans
  • 2 cans black beans
  • 1 can pureed sweet potato
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon celery powder
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • ½ cup dry quinoa


  • In a large soup pot over medium heat, add coconut oil, diced onion and orange peppers. Sauté for 5 minutes.
  • Add in sweet potato puree, veggie stock, spices and maple syrup. Stir to combine and let simmer for 20 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a separate saucepan, add dry quinoa with 1 cup water. Cook according to package instructions.
  • Juice orange and set aside.
  • Add quinoa into soup along with beans and orange juice. Stir to combine and let simmer for 5 minutes.
Author: Healthy Grocery Girl

If you love this recipe, see below for more easy & nutritious chili recipes! As always all Healthy Grocery Girl recipes are gluten-free and predominantly plant-based. 

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Two bowls of chili with black beans, sweet potato, quinoa and white beans.
White bowls with chili and orange slices on the side.

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