Allyson Kramer’s Pumpkin Chickpea Chili and a Giveaway!

Pumpkin Chickpea Chili

Photo by Allyson Kramer


I’m sure you’re busy getting ready for the holidays next week. I want to give you a wonderful recipe that’s easy enough to make tonight and you can eat on it until Christmas.

Allyson Kramer’s Pumpkin Chickpea Chili from Great Gluten-Free Vegan Eats is filled with some of my favorite ingredients. Don’t have time to go shopping? Check your pantry because you might have everything you need already.

The next time you get fresh cilantro here’s a way to save what you don’t use up. Puree it with some water and freeze in ice cube trays. Make sure to use the stems because there’s tons of flavor in there too. Not only will it keep you fro throwing it out, but you’ll have some on hand to throw in a soup, stew or  a pot of beans whenever you want!

Pumpkin Chickpea Chili by Allyson Kramer
Excerpted from Great Gluten-Free Vegan Eats

Yield: 10 servings

  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon (15 ml) olive oil
  • 1 cup (130 g) frozen or fresh corn
  • 1 can (28 ounces, or 793 g) diced tomatoes
  • 1 can (15 ounces 420 g) pumpkin puree
  • 1 can (15 ounces, or 420 g) chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can (15 ounces, or 420 g) black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 to 3 teaspoons chili powder, to taste
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 cup (235 ml) vegetable broth
  • Zest and juice of 1 lime
  • Black pepper to taste
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup (4 to 8 g) minced cilantro, for garnish

In a large skillet over medium heat, saute the onion, garlic, green pepper, and salt in olive oil for 10 to 15 minutes or until tender. Stir in the remaining ingredients, increase the heat to high, and bring to a boil. Immediately reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes until heated through. Garnish with fresh cilantro and serve hot.

Recipe Note
Variations of this chili can be created by using different types of winter squash in place of pumpkin. Roasted and pureed acorn, butternut, or delicata varieties work well.


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  1. Gluten-free cooking is new to me, so what I look for is not having to buy a bunch of exotic flours right off the bat. Just dipping my little toe in for now.

  2. Diane Ronches-Vandermast says:

    Looks great and I happen to have all the ingredients on hand. Guess what’s for supper tomorrow? :)

  3. A gluten free recipe to me would have lots of flavor.

  4. I agree with Sara. I like to avoid the exotic flours, even though I’ve been gluten free for years. Whipping up some GF oat flour from my oatmeal in the food processor is about as far as I want to go.

  5. I look for the same things that I look for in any other recipe–a wholesome ingredient list with smart, creative flavor combinations.

  6. Gluten free+nut free. Too many recipes call for almonds!

  7. Can never have too many cookbooks, right? The ravioli on the front cover looks yummy!

  8. I look for recipes that are not too complicated, and don’t call for difficult to find ingredients.

  9. I look for one that does not have too many (not more than a 4:1) added starches and very little to no sugar, even if it is natural like honey or maple syrup. My mother doesn’t like to eat even honey so I try to minimize the use of it- after all, food tastes best eaten together :)

  10. The recipe sounds flavorful! I love chili but I don’t like using cans.

  11. I typically look for whole foods and lots of flavor!

  12. Lots of fresh flavor (i.e.- spices, herbs!)…thanks for the chance to win!

  13. Ingredients I have in the refrigerator (or pantry) that I need to use quickly!

  14. Yes, it’s important that the ingredients list is not too long and complicated. I’d love it to be quick and easy to put together. If possible too, not too expensive to create.

  15. Wholefoods and great flavour and texture!

  16. Easy ingredients that I either have on hand, or aren’t difficult to find and purchase.

  17. i look for ingredients that are easy to find – it’s 45 minutes to a decent grocery store – and a recipe that will appeal to children, cause there’s no point if they won’t even try it.

  18. Terri Cole says:

    I would prefer to have recipes that stick to simple ingredients.

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  20. should look tasty, not be too complicated, and preferably contain ingredients I already have on hand!

  21. I like to be able to envision the end product, and have some idea if the flavors work well together

  22. Christina A. says:

    I look for simple and wholesome…but still tasty!

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