Spicy Southwestern Corn, Potato, Quinoa, and Red Lentil Chowder (Gluten-Free, Vegan)

An easy, healthy, and delicious protein-packed gluten-free vegan Southwestern Chowder chock-full of corn, potatoes, quinoa, red lentils, green chiles, chipotle peppers, veggies and an amazing blend of spices. This amazingly delicious vegetarian chowder is incredibly filling, comforting, and flavorful and makes a great lunch or dinner!

 An easy, healthy, and delicious protein-packed gluten-free vegan Southwestern Chowder chock-full of corn, potatoes, quinoa, red lentils, green chiles, chipotle peppers, veggies and an amazing blend of spices. This amazingly delicious vegetarian chowder is incredibly filling, comforting, and flavorful and makes a great lunch or dinner! #vegancornchowder #quinoasoup #spicychowder #southwesterncuisine #potatochowder #lentilchowder #glutenfreechowder
 An easy, healthy, and delicious protein-packed gluten-free vegan Southwestern Chowder chock-full of corn, potatoes, quinoa, red lentils, green chiles, chipotle peppers, veggies and an amazing blend of spices. This amazingly delicious vegetarian chowder is incredibly filling, comforting, and flavorful and makes a great lunch or dinner! #vegancornchowder #quinoasoup #spicychowder #southwesterncuisine #potatochowder #lentilchowder #glutenfreechowder

I'm still all about big bowls of comfort food this time of year, and this hearty and delicious Southwestern Chowder is no exception! If you like spice & flavor in one filling and protein-rich dish -- you'll love this, too!

It is:
Protein-packed
Rich, smoky, spicy, flavorful
Hearty & filling
Warm and comforting
Healthy and full of a variety of healing veggies and spices
Unbelievably creamy and silky
Easy to make
Gluten-free & vegan
Gorgeous, and ready to compliment a variety of your favorite toppings
And, makes EXCELLENT leftovers!

 An easy, healthy, and delicious protein-packed gluten-free vegan Southwestern Chowder chock-full of corn, potatoes, quinoa, red lentils, green chiles, chipotle peppers, veggies and an amazing blend of spices. This amazingly delicious vegetarian chowder is incredibly filling, comforting, and flavorful and makes a great lunch or dinner! #vegancornchowder #quinoasoup #spicychowder #southwesterncuisine #potatochowder #lentilchowder #glutenfreechowder
 An easy, healthy, and delicious protein-packed gluten-free vegan Southwestern Chowder chock-full of corn, potatoes, quinoa, red lentils, green chiles, chipotle peppers, veggies and an amazing blend of spices. This amazingly delicious vegetarian chowder is incredibly filling, comforting, and flavorful and makes a great lunch or dinner! #vegancornchowder #quinoasoup #spicychowder #southwesterncuisine #potatochowder #lentilchowder #glutenfreechowder
 An easy, healthy, and delicious protein-packed gluten-free vegan Southwestern Chowder chock-full of corn, potatoes, quinoa, red lentils, green chiles, chipotle peppers, veggies and an amazing blend of spices. This amazingly delicious vegetarian chowder is incredibly filling, comforting, and flavorful and makes a great lunch or dinner! #vegancornchowder #quinoasoup #spicychowder #southwesterncuisine #potatochowder #lentilchowder #glutenfreechowder

We love this Spicy Southwest-style Chowder, and we can only hope that you love this big bowl of flavorful comfort, too!

 An easy, healthy, and delicious protein-packed gluten-free vegan Southwestern Chowder chock-full of corn, potatoes, quinoa, red lentils, green chiles, chipotle peppers, veggies and an amazing blend of spices. This amazingly delicious vegetarian chowder is incredibly filling, comforting, and flavorful and makes a great lunch or dinner! #vegancornchowder #quinoasoup #spicychowder #southwesterncuisine #potatochowder #lentilchowder #glutenfreechowder
 An easy, healthy, and delicious protein-packed gluten-free vegan Southwestern Chowder chock-full of corn, potatoes, quinoa, red lentils, green chiles, chipotle peppers, veggies and an amazing blend of spices. This amazingly delicious vegetarian chowder is incredibly filling, comforting, and flavorful and makes a great lunch or dinner! #vegancornchowder #quinoasoup #spicychowder #southwesterncuisine #potatochowder #lentilchowder #glutenfreechowder
 An easy, healthy, and delicious protein-packed gluten-free vegan Southwestern Chowder chock-full of corn, potatoes, quinoa, red lentils, green chiles, chipotle peppers, veggies and an amazing blend of spices. This amazingly delicious vegetarian chowder is incredibly filling, comforting, and flavorful and makes a great lunch or dinner! #vegancornchowder #quinoasoup #spicychowder #southwesterncuisine #potatochowder #lentilchowder #glutenfreechowder
 An easy, healthy, and delicious protein-packed gluten-free vegan Southwestern Chowder chock-full of corn, potatoes, quinoa, red lentils, green chiles, chipotle peppers, veggies and an amazing blend of spices. This amazingly delicious vegetarian chowder is incredibly filling, comforting, and flavorful and makes a great lunch or dinner! #vegancornchowder #quinoasoup #spicychowder #southwesterncuisine #potatochowder #lentilchowder #glutenfreechowder
 An easy, healthy, and delicious protein-packed gluten-free vegan Southwestern Chowder chock-full of corn, potatoes, quinoa, red lentils, green chiles, chipotle peppers, veggies and an amazing blend of spices. This amazingly delicious vegetarian chowder is incredibly filling, comforting, and flavorful and makes a great lunch or dinner! #vegancornchowder #quinoasoup #spicychowder #southwesterncuisine #potatochowder #lentilchowder #glutenfreechowder

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Spicy Southwestern Corn, Potato, Quinoa, and Red Lentil Chowder (Gluten-Free, Vegan)
An easy, healthy, and delicious protein-packed gluten-free vegan Southwestern Chowder chock-full of corn, potatoes, quinoa, red lentils, green chiles, chipotle peppers, veggies and an amazing blend of spices. This amazingly delicious vegetarian chowder is incredibly filling, comforting, and flavorful and makes a great lunch or dinner!
Ingredients
  • 3 tbs olive oil
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 1 bell pepper, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 fresh or roasted green chiles, finely chopped
  • 3 potatoes, peeled and cubed (I use Russet)
  • 1/2 cup quinoa, uncooked & rinsed/drained
  • 1 cup red lentils
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp ancho chili powder (or regular chili powder)
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp ground oregano
  • 8 cups vegetable broth or water
  • 1 7 oz can chipotle peppers + adobo sauce
  • 2 1/2 cups fresh or frozen sweet corn kernels
  • 1 carrot, grated
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 tbs chickpea flour (optional, creates a slightly thicker texture)
  • 1 can full fat coconut milk
  • 2 tbs apple cider vinegar (or lemon juice)
  • 1 tbs coconut sugar (or any granulated sugar of choice)
  • to taste: sea salt
  • Optional garnishes: pepitas (pumpkin seeds), fresh cilantro, tortilla chips, shredded cheese
Instructions
In a large pot over medium heat add olive oil, onion, bell pepper, garlic, and green chiles. Saute for 3-5 minutes or until all is softened and beginning to turn golden.Stir in potatoes, quinoa, lentils, and spices. Saute for 2 minutes longer while stirring.Pour in broth or water.Stir in chipotle peppers and adobo sauce, corn, carrot, tomato, cilantro, and flour (optional).Turn heat to high, bring to a boil, cover and reduce to a simmer. Simmer for 30 minutes.Uncover and stir in coconut milk, vinegar and sugar. Simmer for 5 minutes or until desired consistency.Turn off heat, salt to taste, let cool and serve.Optionally garnish with pumpkin seeds, cilantro, tortilla chips and cheese.Enjoy!
Details
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 6 servings | 1 serving:
Calories: 743
Fat: 34 g

NOTE: Some people have brought it to my attention that a 7 oz can of chipotle peppers is too spicy to their taste. We like it spicy, but if you do not want very spicy feel free to use 1/2 can (or to taste) instead! :-)

 

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 An easy, healthy, and delicious protein-packed gluten-free vegan Southwestern Chowder chock-full of corn, potatoes, quinoa, red lentils, green chiles, chipotle peppers, veggies and an amazing blend of spices. This amazingly delicious vegetarian chowder is incredibly filling, comforting, and flavorful and makes a great lunch or dinner! #vegancornchowder #quinoasoup #spicychowder #southwesterncuisine #potatochowder #lentilchowder #glutenfreechowder