A Guide to Feeding our Future

Lentil Chili

By: Kyle Jones, RHN – In Fond Rememberance – Moncton, NB

Looking for ways to decrease your meat consumption? Try this vegetarian chili – loaded with fibre and taste, you won’t miss the beef!


  • 2 TBSP Olive oil or butter
  • 4 cups chopped onion
  • 1 bulb garlic, chopped
  • 1 package (16 oz) of dry lentils
  • 1 can (6 oz) tomato paste
  • 1 can (14.5 oz) crushed tomatoes
  • 2 quarts (8 cups) of water
  • 2 cups each: sliced carrots, celery, green pepper
  • 2 TBSP chili powder
  • 1 TBSP cumin
  • 1 dash paprika; pepper to taste


  1. Heat the olive oil/butter in large pot over low heat.
  2. Stir in onion and garlic, cook until tender.
  3. Mix in lentils and tomato products. Pour in water. Season and bring to a boil.
  4. Reduce heat to low, cover, simmer 30 min, stirring occasionally.
  5. Mix other vegetables into chili. Continue cooking for 20 minutes over low heat.

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