Vegan White Chickpea Chili

  • Author: Kylie Lato
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x


This White Chickpea Chili is a vegan twist on the ever popular white chicken chili. It’s loaded with veggies, beans and plenty of spice in a broth of coconut milk, vegetable broth, and salsa verde. Make room in your monthly meal rotation for this family favorite!



  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 1 jalapeno, ribs and seeds removed, petite diced
  • 5 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1.5 tablespoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon coriander
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 (15 oz.) garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (15 oz.) can pinto beans, drained and rinsed
  • 16 oz. salsa verde (green salsa)
  • 1 (13.5 oz.) full fat coconut milk
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • juice of 1 lime (about 2 tablespoons)
  • Kosher salt
  • fresh cracked pepper

Serve with:

  • tortilla strips
  • sour cream
  • crumbled cotija cheese
  • fresh chopped cilantro
  • sliced jalapeno
  • lime wedges


  1. Heat oil in a large pot over medium high heat.
  2. Add onion, red pepper, and jalapeno along with a couple large pinches of salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently for 5 minutes.
  3. Add garlic, cumin, chili powder, coriander, and oregano and cook, stirring frequently for another minute.
  4. Add a splash of vegetable broth and deglaze the bottom of the pot, scraping all the yummy bits off the bottom.
  5. Add garbanzo beans, pinto beans, salsa verde, coconut milk, and vegetable broth along with a couple pinches of salt and pepper.
  6. Stir to combine, then bring to a simmer over medium high heat.
  7. Reduce heat to medium low and simmer for 10 minutes.
  8. Stir in fresh lime juice and season to taste with salt and pepper.
  9. Garnish with your favorite toppings – don’t forget the homemade fried tortilla strips – and enjoy!

  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: white chili recipe, vegan white chicken chili, garbanzo bean chili