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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}”

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  1. Katie — November 12, 2012 @ 3:33 pm

    My favorite is salmon salad. Comes together in the time it takes to cook the salmon and we usually have all the ingredients on hand. Thanks for you blog. I’ve made several recipes and they have all been super yummy.

  2. Rachel — November 12, 2012 @ 3:34 pm

    My favorite weeknight meal would have to be big salads with lots of greens and fresh veggies! Lately I have been loving peas, beets, squash, pears, and quinoa : )

  3. Ann Brody — November 12, 2012 @ 3:35 pm

    Pasta with my husband’s homemade meatballs

  4. Lydia — November 12, 2012 @ 3:42 pm

    BBQ night!!! Love anything on the grill!!!! And a little burnt too :)

  5. Kari M — November 12, 2012 @ 3:43 pm

    I like a simple casserole I can prep the night before and pop in the oven after work.

  6. Emily — November 12, 2012 @ 3:50 pm

    Our favorite is homemade baked chicken nuggets. If left unchecked, our toddler would eat them allllll.

  7. Solange — November 12, 2012 @ 3:51 pm

    I absolutely love glazed sesame salmon, roasted red potatoes, and a nice chickpea and tomato salad.

  8. foodsitejunkie — November 12, 2012 @ 3:52 pm

    My favorite weeknite meal has to be a BLT. Only when the tomatoes are at their peak, cut thick enough to drip down your arms, with thick smokey bacon, lots of fresh crispy lettuce, and chewy crusty sourdough bread. Old school, but oh my.

  9. Beth — November 12, 2012 @ 3:53 pm

    Our favorite weeknight meal is Thai style chicken over rice

  10. Tessa — November 12, 2012 @ 3:53 pm

    Favorite weeknight meal… homemade pizza. I prep the crusts ahead of time and keep them in the freezer, so with a little planning, it can be a quick meal!

  11. vaishali — November 12, 2012 @ 3:57 pm

    Lentils and rice!

  12. Matt — November 12, 2012 @ 3:58 pm

    steak and potatoes

  13. Ramie — November 12, 2012 @ 3:58 pm

    Anything Mexican. Tacos. Enchiladas. Nachos.

  14. kendall — November 12, 2012 @ 3:59 pm

    on weeknights, i love to make roasted salmon and asparagus! so simple, but so awesome!!

  15. Rae — November 12, 2012 @ 4:00 pm

    I love grilled salmon with rice and veggies from the garden. So sad it’s winter and the garden is done.

  16. Rebekah — November 12, 2012 @ 4:07 pm

    Mexican soup – super delicious and exceptionally easy! We have it most every week!

  17. Lara — November 12, 2012 @ 4:12 pm

    Anything I can shove in the crockpot! But this time of year…pumpkin chilli!!

  18. Sherri — November 12, 2012 @ 4:20 pm

    We are having regular ol’ meat and beans chili tonight, yum!

  19. Mary Skoff — November 12, 2012 @ 4:30 pm

    Favorite week night meal is grilled chicken and salad. Not too exciting!

  20. Amanda — November 12, 2012 @ 4:33 pm

    This chili recipe looks so yummy, I cannot wait to try it! One of our favorite weeknight meals is tacos. We usually try to change it up by adding different types of meats and veggies, but it is always a quick and easy go to meal. :)

  21. Marisa — November 12, 2012 @ 4:42 pm

    Now that we’re finally seeing colder weather, I always set aside one night for soup in the crockpot. The recipe changes each week, but I love the convenience of the crockpot for busy weeknights.

  22. Barb P. — November 12, 2012 @ 5:00 pm

    A good meaty bean soup is great for a weekend nite meal.

  23. Molly — November 12, 2012 @ 5:21 pm

    Favorite weeknight meal is tacos! Our 1 year old loves them as much as us.

  24. Elizabeth miller — November 12, 2012 @ 5:25 pm

    We love stuffed shells!

  25. Phyllis — November 12, 2012 @ 5:26 pm

    Our favorite weeknight meal is spaghetti-we’re having it tonight!

  26. Cori — November 12, 2012 @ 5:29 pm

    My husband and I love to make Parmesan chicken fingers with sweet potato french fries.

  27. Thesha — November 12, 2012 @ 5:30 pm

    It totally depends on the time of year but we really like crockpot Italian chicken over rice or white chicken chili.

  28. Janet — November 12, 2012 @ 5:32 pm

    We love grilled salmon and salad!

  29. Molly — November 12, 2012 @ 5:36 pm

    Our favorite weeknight supper is Breakfast! Scrambled egg and cheese sandwiches.

  30. Hannah E. — November 12, 2012 @ 5:42 pm

    Anything pasta, pasta, and more pasta!

  31. Allie — November 12, 2012 @ 5:43 pm

    My favorite weeknight meal is spaghetti and meatballs! With good, fresh pasta and cheese :)

  32. Loretta | A Finn In The Kitchen — November 12, 2012 @ 5:44 pm

    My favorite weeknight meal is tender roast from the crock pot!

  33. paulah — November 12, 2012 @ 5:53 pm

    This time of year, my favorite weeknight meal is grilled sweet potatoes with cinnamon.

  34. Carlas Confections — November 12, 2012 @ 5:54 pm

    My favorite week night meal is taco salad. I love Mexican food :)

  35. April — November 12, 2012 @ 5:58 pm

    I don’t know about favorite (I’m not a decision maker, haha) but I love having korean mung bean pancakes! Thanks for the giveaway!

  36. Coco and Isa — November 12, 2012 @ 6:00 pm

    Mac & Cheese! We have this incredible recipe that we love to make!

  37. Denise Wilson — November 12, 2012 @ 6:02 pm

    Stir fry!

  38. Sarah Atherton — November 12, 2012 @ 6:07 pm

    This time of year our favorite meal is chili, the spicier the better!

  39. Lily — November 12, 2012 @ 6:11 pm

    I love pizza! It’s so easy to change, and you can always put different toppings on. We make our own pizza at home. It’s so much healthier that way!

  40. Becky @ lovetobeinthekitchen — November 12, 2012 @ 6:12 pm

    We are always trying new recipes here but I love making cafe rio chicken in the crock pot. Easy and delicious!

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