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A Homemade Mexican Feast That’s Healthy & Delicious

There’s just something about Mexican food that is comforting and moreish! This is the perfect meal to make on the weekends – it’s great for sharing and goes a long way! Plus it’s still healthy and super tasty!

This Mexican feast is fresher and lighter than your classic Tex-Mex, but it’s still delicious – your family will come back for seconds. It’s also gluten-free (we recommend using corn tacos or nachos) and vegan! 

This meal is also packed with vitamins and nutrients to boost your mood, fuel your body and keep you healthy! There’s a mix of vegan proteins from the beans, healthy fats from the avocado and vitamin C and antioxidants from the chilli, peppers, citrus and tomatoes.

This Mexican feast is fresher and lighter than your classic Tex-Mex, but it’s still delicious – your family will come back for seconds. It’s also gluten-free (we recommend using corn tacos or nachos) and vegan! 

This meal is also packed with vitamins and nutrients to boost your mood, fuel your body and keep you healthy! There’s a mix of vegan proteins from the beans, healthy fats from the avocado and vitamin C and antioxidants from the chilli, peppers, citrus and tomatoes.

 

Vegan Chilli with Beans:

Ingredients:

  • 1 brown onion, finely diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 red chillies, finely chopped 
  • 2 to 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 2 x 400g tins chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste 
  • 400g tin butter beans
  • 400g tin kidney beans
  • 400g tin black beans
  • 400g tin corn
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Fresh coriander 
  • Lime wedges

 

For the Spicy Salsa: 

  • 2 big ripe tomatoes 
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 jalapeño
  • 1⁄2 small red onion

 

For the guacamole:

  • 2-3 large ripe avocados 
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Pinch of lime zest
  • 1 small chilli, very finely chopped
  • 1⁄4 red onion, very finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 large handful coriander, chopped, plus extra
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • Pinch of smoky paprika, for garnishing

 

Method:

  1. For the Vegan Chilli with Beans, place a large pot over medium heat, sauté the onion, garlic and chillies in the olive oil. Add the spices and sauté for a minute. Add the tomatoes and paste and stir together.
  2. Drain and rinse the beans and corn, then add to the tomato mixture. Add a little water to loosen, then cover. Cook for a further 20-25 minutes. Once cooked, dish the beans into a serving bowl, with fresh coriander and lime wedges on the side.
  3.  For the salsa, chop all the ingredients and mix them together. 
  4. For the guacamole, combine all the ingredients in a mixing bowl and taste to check the balance of acidity and spice. Garnish with fresh coriander leaves and paprika.
  5.  Serve the Vegan Chilli with Beans with salsa, guacamole, corn nacho chips or corn tacos.

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