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

  1. 321
    Alicia — November 12, 2012 @ 10:26 pm

    We love chili in my house. Our favorite weeknight dinner is chicken Parmesan.
    Can’t wait to make that chili, it looks so delicious!

  2. 322
    Kim — November 12, 2012 @ 10:33 pm

    My favorite weeknight meal for fall is soup. Perfect comfort food for fall!

  3. 323
    Kait Sickle — November 12, 2012 @ 10:34 pm

    My favorite weeknight meal… probably sauteed vegetables, over either rice or pasta or cous cous. Different vegetables, various herbs, and so fast! I love it!

  4. 324
    Urban Wife — November 12, 2012 @ 10:37 pm

    Right now, our fav weeknight meal are burrito bowls. Easy and filling!

  5. 325
    Katie — November 12, 2012 @ 10:38 pm

    Sauteed Veggies over couscous.

  6. 326
    Erin — November 12, 2012 @ 10:38 pm

    Chili is always great! I think this one could be added.

  7. 327
    Amanda Thompson — November 12, 2012 @ 11:01 pm

    Our favorite weeknight meal is Chicken Enchiladas!

  8. 328
    Steve — November 12, 2012 @ 11:05 pm

    I love spagetti and meatballs.

  9. 329
    Jennifer Akridge — November 12, 2012 @ 11:10 pm

    My favorite weeknight meal is pizza. I make the dough and sauce ahead and freeze them. I simply pop in the fridge in the morning and when I get home from work, roll a pizza out and use what we have in the house as toppings. Always a winner with the family.

  10. 330
    Julie — November 12, 2012 @ 11:10 pm

    We always come back to huevos rancheros or fish tacos for quick and easy dinners during the week.

  11. 331
    Mary D. — November 12, 2012 @ 11:21 pm

    I love making taco salad. Plus it makes great leftovers.

  12. 332
    Jill Ed — November 12, 2012 @ 11:30 pm

    Mexican! Tacos, burritos etc

  13. 333
    Jess — November 12, 2012 @ 11:36 pm

    Vegetable beef soup made with leftover pot roast and V8 juice…we love it!

  14. 334
    Pris — November 12, 2012 @ 11:39 pm

    I love making tacos governador, can of salmon, onion, tomato, green olives stuffed inside a quesadilla with avocado

  15. 335
    Louis — November 12, 2012 @ 11:59 pm

    Sauteed chicken breasts.

  16. 336
    Meryl — November 13, 2012 @ 12:00 am

    Pasta with garlic, red pepper flakes, and Parmigiano Reggiano.

  17. 337
    Lori — November 13, 2012 @ 12:16 am

    Quesadillas or grilled cheese & tomato soup

  18. 338
    Alex G. — November 13, 2012 @ 12:16 am

    Favorite weeknight meal is definitely pasta. I change it up with what vegetables are in season. Lately I’ve been loving adding chili oil for heat and flavor!

  19. 339
    Courtney Whitmore — November 13, 2012 @ 12:18 am

    My favorite weeknight meal is grilled cheese but with a twist – like tomato, onion, etc! MMM!!! I’d love to win :)

  20. 340
    june — November 13, 2012 @ 12:19 am

    We love soup or chili!

  21. 341
    Kristi P. — November 13, 2012 @ 12:57 am

    It changes all the time! Right now it’s Spaghetti Squash Casserole – (the last weekly fav was actually Josh’s egg casserole!)

  22. 342
    libby — November 13, 2012 @ 1:21 am

    We like salmon patties, stewed potatoes and wilted lettuce and cornbread

  23. 343
    Karen — November 13, 2012 @ 1:28 am

    I love pasta dishes of any kind. I recently tried your Pasta with Kale, Kalamata Olives, Dried Cranberries, Toasted Garlic & Feta with a few substitutions and absolutely loved it!

  24. 344
    Christine — November 13, 2012 @ 1:32 am

    salmon with brown rice! and a side of salad :) easy peasy and yummy

  25. 345
    Suzanne — November 13, 2012 @ 2:35 am

    Homemade pizza!

  26. 346
    Jan — November 13, 2012 @ 3:12 am

    A favourite weekday meal lately is chicken with easy and different recipes! Also having breakfast for dinner.

  27. 347
    Joni — November 13, 2012 @ 5:07 am

    Our favorite weeknight meal changes weekly… I try to mix it up as much as possible! Love the gluten free/dairy free/vegan chili recipe!

  28. 348
    Stephanie Dietrich — November 13, 2012 @ 6:53 am

    Hmmmm that’s a tough one….is my fav the tastiest or easiest? Goat cheese parsley roasted potatoes with a side of fish and veggie! It’s really the got potatoes that are amazing?

  29. 349
    AmyG — November 13, 2012 @ 6:54 am

    My favorite, easy weeknight meal is oven baked chicken fajitas. They are delicious and so quick to put together! They only take about 25 minutes to bake & are very kid-friendly!

  30. 350
    barbara n — November 13, 2012 @ 7:30 am

    My favorite weeknight meal is pasta because I can add veggies or meat sauce for a quick and healthy meal

  31. 351
    Vicki P. — November 13, 2012 @ 8:06 am

    I’ ve just recently tried quinoa and love it!!! I especially love it with roasted veggies!! :-)

  32. 352
    Alicia — November 13, 2012 @ 8:33 am

    I love having meatloaf with a chipotle cream as a sauce.. yummy

  33. 353
    Terri — November 13, 2012 @ 8:35 am

    Anything that can be made in one pot or pan! Lately it has been a spicy pasta with Turkey sausage where the pasta doesn’t require bring cooked separately.

  34. 354
    Anne [A Squared] — November 13, 2012 @ 8:42 am

    Pastas are a favorite weeknight meal around here– easy, versatile, and they make tons of leftovers for me to pack for lunch the next day!

  35. 355
    Kara — November 13, 2012 @ 9:06 am

    Favorite weeknight meal…easy! Roasted balsamic brussel sprouts and baked teriyaki chicken!

  36. 356
    Valarie K — November 13, 2012 @ 9:11 am

    My favorite weeknight meal would be tacos, with ground chicken. They’re quick, easy and always tasty!!

  37. 357
    Sadie — November 13, 2012 @ 9:11 am

    I love tacos for week nights. Quick, easy, yummy and versatile. Perfect.

  38. 358
    Monica — November 13, 2012 @ 9:13 am

    Baked pasta or soup. To easy dishes that are great on a cold night.

  39. 359
    Shica — November 13, 2012 @ 9:33 am

    Salsa Tacos!!!!!!

  40. 360
    Beth — November 13, 2012 @ 9:37 am

    I love salmon with a side of quinoa and some steamed broccoli. It’s fast and I never get sick of it!

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