Two Peas and Their Pod

Vegetable Lime Chickpea Chili {Picky Palate Cookbook Giveaway}

Last week packed up our mini-van and drove to Illinois to visit my family. Josh helped my dad with a home renovation project while I spent most of my time in the kitchen. I was much more useful in the kitchen. I don’t do so well with sheetrock, sanding, and painting. I don’t think the guys minded because every time they came into the kitchen they had something yummy to sample.

One night, we had family and friends over for a soup and chili party. I made Vegetable Lime Chickpea Chili from our good friend Jenny’s new cookbook, The Picky Palate Cookbook. When I saw this chili recipe in Jenny’s book, I immediately bookmarked it. I love a chili that is packed with vegetables. Plus, this recipe has chickpeas, cilantro, and lime-all of my favorites.

This chili can be made in about 30 minutes, which makes it perfect for a weeknight meal. All of the ingredients get tossed into one large pot so there isn’t a lot of clean-up. I also love this recipe because it is vegan, gluten-free, and vegetarian-which makes it perfect for serving a crowd. And if you are a meat lover, I promise you won’t miss the meat. This chili is full of flavor and very satisfying. And the kiddos will love all of the colorful vegetables. Caleb devoured his bowl of chili.

Everyone at the party loved the Vegetable Lime Chickpea Chili. It was actually the first thing to go! We are going to make this chili all winter long. It’s already a family favorite. Thanks Jenny for the fabulous recipe!

Make sure you check out Jenny’s new book, The Picky Palate Cookbook. It is filled with over 100 delicious family friendly recipes-starting with breakfast and ending with dessert. Almost all of the recipes can be made with ingredients you already have in your kitchen. We started bookmarking recipes in the book, but stopped because we were bookmarking them all! We can’t wait to cook, bake, and eat our way through The Picky Palate Cookbook. We love Jenny’s simple and creative style. Her recipes are easy to follow and a hit every time! Congratulations Jenny! We are loving the book!

The giveaway is now closed. The winners are Dina (#111), Erica (#39), and Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom (#370). Congratulations! Thanks to everyone who entered.

To enter to win a copy of The Picky Palate Cookbook, leave a comment on this post, telling us what your favorite weeknight meal. There will be THREE winners! 

The giveaway is open until Friday, November 16th at 11:59 p.m. MST. The giveaway is only open to USA residents. Be sure a valid email address is included with your comment(s). Winner will be chosen randomly and announced on this post. We will email the winner and if the winner doesn’t respond in 48 hours, a new winner will be chosen. Good luck!

Vegetable Lime Chickpea Chili

Yield: 6-8 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

An easy, healthy, and flavorful chili the entire family will love!


2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 1/2 cups finely chopped white onion
1 1/2 cups chopped zucchini
1 1/2 cups yellow squash
1 cup chopped mini sweet peppers
1 8-ounce package baby bella mushrooms, sliced
2 tablespoons minced garlic
2 15-ounce cans chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1 28-ounce can diced tomatoes
2 cups vegetable broth
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
3 tablespoons lime juice
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


1. Heat the olive oil in a Dutch oven or large pot over medium heat. Add the onion, zucchini, yellow squash, sweet peppers, and baby bells and cook, stirring, until tender, 5-8 minutes. Add the garlic and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add the chickpeas, tomatoes, broth, cilantro, lime juice, cumin, chili powder, salt, and pepper, stir to combine and cook until hot, about 5 minutes. Reduce the heat to low and simmer until ready to serve.

Disclosure:  The Picky Palate Cookbook giveaway is being provided by Wiley & Sons. All opinions shared are our own.

  Yum Pin It

481 Responses to “Vegetable Lime Chickpea Chili {Picky Palate Cookbook Giveaway}”

  1. Adrienne — November 13, 2012 @ 9:42 am

    In the winter, I’m happy with a big bowl of soup and some delicious bread!

  2. BuckyP — November 13, 2012 @ 9:46 am

    My favorite weeknight meal is Swiss Chard Tacos!

  3. Aimee Porter — November 13, 2012 @ 9:47 am

    My favorite weeknight meal comes from Southern Living – Beef Lombardi. Delicious!

  4. Anne — November 13, 2012 @ 9:54 am

    Comforting ham & potato cheesy soup. I know that doesn’t sound like a prize winning recipe title but that’s what my family calls it.

  5. Angie @ Big Bear's Wife — November 13, 2012 @ 10:10 am

    I love the colors in the chili and the fact that it can be ready in about 30 minutes is wonderful!

    Our favorite weeknight meal would either be re-heated stew over white rice or carbonara

  6. BrookeOB — November 13, 2012 @ 10:12 am

    Pasta is our favorite weeknight meal.

  7. Melissa@ Kids in the Sink — November 13, 2012 @ 10:15 am

    I love to make tortilla shrimp soup for a quick weeknight meal!

  8. Amoreena — November 13, 2012 @ 10:28 am

    My favorite weeknight meal is pasta with homemade sauce and some kind of warm bread/biscuits.

  9. Amanda R. — November 13, 2012 @ 10:30 am

    Spaghetti and meatballs is always a big hit at our house!

  10. Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom — November 13, 2012 @ 10:30 am

    Fave weeknight meal MUST involve pasta. any kind. with a light cream sauce! :) and wine!

  11. Sara M — November 13, 2012 @ 10:40 am

    I love homemade pizza on the grill. Even when it’s nugget outside it only takes a few minutes and each kid can customize how they want it!

  12. Lee R — November 13, 2012 @ 11:01 am

    Corn casserole hands down

  13. Genelle Pretty — November 13, 2012 @ 11:15 am

    We love crock pot chicken taco chili!

  14. shawna — November 13, 2012 @ 11:50 am

    I like zuppa toscana soup.

  15. Mary Weaver — November 13, 2012 @ 11:56 am

    Right now, I’d have to go with Baked Potato Soup. SO yummy!

  16. Alicia — November 13, 2012 @ 12:08 pm

    My fav weekinight meal is chicken tortilla soup.. light and fulfilling!!

  17. Julie @ NaClKItchen — November 13, 2012 @ 12:17 pm

    My favorite weeknight dinner is grownup grilled cheese. I switch up what type of cheese I use but load it up with vegetables and sometimes meat. It is so quick and easy that whenever I’m running behind for the night, I always fall back on that.

  18. mirela skinner — November 13, 2012 @ 12:20 pm

    Our favorite week meal is pasta. Different kinds, but we love pasta.

  19. Allison — November 13, 2012 @ 12:25 pm

    My favorite weeknight meal is a burrito bowl. Cook up some onions, peppers, and other misc. veggies & mix it with refried beans, salsa, cheese (and rice if I have left overs!) Satisfying, fast & healthy!

  20. Brooke — November 13, 2012 @ 12:37 pm

    Usually Pasta of some sort because you can throw any veggies or meat into it!

  21. Kristen M. — November 13, 2012 @ 1:15 pm

    Spaghetti with turkey meatballs.

  22. Tami — November 13, 2012 @ 1:27 pm

    I love a hot bowl of soup with freshly baked bread

  23. mo — November 13, 2012 @ 1:44 pm

    Broiled chicken is always a quick dinner.

  24. Fran — November 13, 2012 @ 1:51 pm

    Meatloaf is one of our favorite meals.

  25. Stacey I — November 13, 2012 @ 1:57 pm

    I love making meatsauce for a weeknight meal! So comforting…

  26. Lynna — November 13, 2012 @ 1:59 pm

    My favorite weeknight food is pasta.

  27. Amanda L. — November 13, 2012 @ 2:02 pm

    Pasta, soup (when it’s cold outside), and fried egg sandwiches.

  28. JenB — November 13, 2012 @ 2:05 pm

    Baked Ziti, specifically America’s Test Kitchen version. It tastes delicious, is fairly easy to make and a crowd pleaser!

  29. Ashley — November 13, 2012 @ 2:41 pm

    Yay fun! Our favorite week night meal is tacos! Easy to prep and everyone loves tacos – and I love an excuse for a weekday margarita! :)

  30. Laura — November 13, 2012 @ 2:47 pm

    We love black bean tacos! You can toss whatever veggies you have on hand in with the beans and make it a one pan meal that is super fast to make. :)

  31. Laurie — November 13, 2012 @ 2:53 pm

    Pasta or tacos always work for us!

  32. Jennifer — November 13, 2012 @ 3:05 pm

    My kiddos love fresh spaghetti–I always know when I put it on the table it will be scarfed down…without complaint!

  33. Vicki Wurgler — November 13, 2012 @ 3:36 pm

    I have a recipe for black bean & ham soup that we love plus some home made bread

  34. Mary — November 13, 2012 @ 3:45 pm

    Favorite weeknight meal is stir fry- quick, easy, yummy.

  35. Anastasia — November 13, 2012 @ 3:50 pm

    A slightly runny fried egg over grits. Dead easy, fast, and filling.

  36. Katrina in Seattle — November 13, 2012 @ 3:56 pm

    Favorite week night meal – some sort of tasty flatbread pizza! So excited about this book – I actually added it to my Amazon wishlist yesterday! 😀

  37. Chelsea — November 13, 2012 @ 4:22 pm

    My favorite weeknight meal is whole wheat pasta with homemade roasted tomato sauce. So much better than the store-bought stuff!

  38. Melanie Montgomery — November 13, 2012 @ 4:53 pm

    Porkchops and rice-a-roni

  39. Robin — November 13, 2012 @ 5:07 pm

    My favorite is our hamburger tomato pasta, it yummy, filling and just so good.

  40. Courtney K. — November 13, 2012 @ 5:08 pm

    Favorite weeknight dinner is a big helping of pasta (preferably angel hair with homemade marinara sauce- but I’ll take whatever I have) , a side salad (ranch dressing please) and crusty french bread. I’ve never met a carb I didn’t like.

Leave a Comment