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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.

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

  1. Hannah J — November 13, 2012 @ 5:25 pm

    Chili is my favorite!

  2. Krissy — November 13, 2012 @ 5:38 pm

    Spaghetti with meatballs is our favorite weeknight meal.

  3. Lori Walker — November 13, 2012 @ 5:51 pm

    My favorite week night meal is tacos

  4. sharon — November 13, 2012 @ 6:47 pm

    Lasagna with ground turkey instead of ground beef is my favorite (:

  5. JennCutt — November 13, 2012 @ 6:48 pm

    Hard to pick one. I love a good pasta dish of any kind. Thanks!

  6. Amie — November 13, 2012 @ 6:55 pm

    We love pizza Monday’s at our house…..but I’m dying to try this chili :)

  7. randi — November 13, 2012 @ 7:14 pm

    We like pasta of any kind!!

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  9. Abby — November 13, 2012 @ 7:27 pm

    A favorite weeknight meal in our casa is a yummy cheesy pasta skillet or a big bowl of chili (turkey and white chicken are always faves).

  10. Melodie — November 13, 2012 @ 7:43 pm

    Roasted chicken with beer, made in the slow cooker with a big spinach salad

  11. Aimee — November 13, 2012 @ 8:06 pm

    Love pastas during the week. Quick to make and fill you up!

  12. Whitney @ The Newlywed Chefs — November 13, 2012 @ 8:33 pm

    Our favorite weeknight meal is homemade pizza!

  13. Bonnie — November 13, 2012 @ 9:15 pm

    Soups of all kinds – especially in winter!

  14. Charlene — November 13, 2012 @ 10:18 pm

    Beef & Cheese Enchiladas & Nachos :)

  15. Amberle — November 13, 2012 @ 10:40 pm

    It depends on the time of the year. In the fall, I enjoy mashed squash, saucy and spicy lentils, and mushrooms sauteed in olive oil with a splash of acid and salt. The summer is tempeh and lettuce and peppers on rye bread with hummus. The winter leaves me craving for gulyas leves. Spring is a lovely time for vegetable sautes.

  16. Carrie — November 13, 2012 @ 10:54 pm

    I enjoying having quinoa with vegetables! I even make extras for the next day to have at work for lunch!

  17. Rikki-Dee — November 13, 2012 @ 11:56 pm

    My family love spaghetti and one-pan.

  18. Karen — November 14, 2012 @ 1:01 am

    Any kind of hearty soup with good bread–or curry with brown rice.

  19. Pam — November 14, 2012 @ 1:10 am

    If I don’t care about being good it would be PASTA, PASTA, PASTA… pasta dishes, but at this stage of life trying to cut back. OY!

  20. Stacy — November 14, 2012 @ 1:22 am

    lentils and rice!

  21. Sarah L — November 14, 2012 @ 1:31 am

    Soup is my favorite weeknight meal, so this recipe is perfect!

  22. Stacy Lynn — November 14, 2012 @ 1:33 am

    My favorite is either a big chopped salad or spaghetti, preferably homemade. Yum!

  23. Amy — November 14, 2012 @ 5:00 am

    I love to make a pot of soup on Sunday and eat from it all week!

  24. Shannon in Alaska — November 14, 2012 @ 6:40 am

    My favorite weeknight meal is anything I can make in the crockpot such as the cola-braised pot roast we had tonight. Yum!

  25. Stephanie Larison — November 14, 2012 @ 7:04 am

    Spaghetti and meatballs!

  26. mary beth — November 14, 2012 @ 7:45 am

    My hubby luvs homemade piazza…… always his request

  27. KaySue — November 14, 2012 @ 8:45 am

    Our favorite weeknight meal is tacos.

  28. Wild Child — November 14, 2012 @ 9:02 am

    Our favorite weeknight meal is tacos!!! So yummy!

  29. Tarah — November 14, 2012 @ 10:48 am

    Spaghetti, I love throwing all kinds of vegetables in the sauce and making it healthy!

  30. Kim S — November 14, 2012 @ 10:50 am

    Chili – love it!

  31. We love Chicken Parmesan any night of the week.

  32. Ed Nemmers — November 14, 2012 @ 1:03 pm

    Grilled chicken breast on caessar salad!

  33. Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles — November 14, 2012 @ 2:21 pm

    This looks yummo!! My family loves it when I make tortilla pizzas on the griddle. It’s my go-to weeknight pleaser. :)

  34. Janell — November 14, 2012 @ 2:36 pm

    Taco salad is made often and requested often–too easy and delicious to pass up!

  35. Robyn M — November 14, 2012 @ 2:50 pm

    Sloppy Joes. Easy, makes the kiddo and the husband happy.

  36. Jenna — November 14, 2012 @ 3:57 pm

    My favorite weeknight meal is a big salad with tons of avocado and feta cheese and grilled chicken or shrimp!

  37. Julie A. — November 14, 2012 @ 4:43 pm

    Anything I don’t have to make!!! Haha. :)

    I love enchiladas… and soups.

  38. Mirtha — November 14, 2012 @ 5:11 pm

    My son loooooves spaghetti, so it is a weekly item on our menu. I make one big pot and we have enough for a couple of dinners plus my lunch. I add fresh zucchini and carrots, diced very small, into the meatsauce. If I don’t have fresh veggies, I toss in some frozen veggies (my fave: Trader Joe’s Organic Foursome). I add a green salad and “garlic” bread… there is no garlic involved, just toasted baguette w/ butter, but he says it’s garlic bread so I roll with it.

  39. Carrie — November 14, 2012 @ 5:19 pm

    Martha Stewarts Chicken Fajita’s is our go to weeknight recipe. It’s simple, quick, delicious, and healthy. :)

  40. kathy pease — November 14, 2012 @ 5:48 pm

    we love lasagna

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