Spiced Up Veg Chilli (recipe in comments)

Spiced Up Veg Chilli (recipe in comments)

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  • Posted: April 13, 2018 13:46


    First post here, am a lifelong vegetarian and just wanted to share something which turned out quite nicely. Hope this is the right place! Was planning on doing some simple butternut squash pasta dish last night, alas had prepared all the squash only to realise I didn’t have any pasta. Mise. En. Place. Instead, I threw whatever ingredients I thought would work okay together to try and make something relatively appetising. I usually hate vegetable chillis unless they’re really good - usually, it’s watery overcooked veg in a sauce which has so much ground cumin in it tastes like old socks, served on a bed of mushy rice. Maybe I’ve just had bad experiences… This was surprisingly tasty. Instead of rice, the crunchy tortilla chips add a nice different texture. Then the finely sliced red onion, green chilli, avocado and lime juice give a nice colour and combination of spicy and mild and hot and cool to the dish. It comes together very quickly with minimal utensils needed. You could probably use other veg instead, I presume peppers, courgette or sweet potato would all work well. **Ingredients (2 servings)**| :--| 1/2 butternut squash| 1 white onion, diced| 1/2 tsp ground cumin| 2 tsp smoked paprika| 1 tsp chilli powder| 100g spinach| 400g tinned chopped tomatoes| 400g tinned beans (e.g. chickpeas, red kidney, haricot)| 1 1/2 tsp Marmite| 1 tsp dark soy sauce| 2 tbsp oil (e.g. sunflower, vegetable, rapeseed)| 1/2 finely sliced small red onion| Juice of 1 lime| 1/2 finely sliced green chilli| 1 avocado, diced| 1 soft flour tortilla| Olive oil| Rock salt| **Method**| :--| 1. Cut the tortilla into 8 equal triangles, brush with olive oil on both sides, sprinkle with a little salt and bake at 180°C for about 8 mins until golden.| 2. Meanwhile, fry the squash in the oil until slightly softened on a medium heat. Add the onion after a few minutes.| 3. Add the dry spices and spinach, cover and cook until the spinach has wilted.| 4. Add the beans, tomatoes, Marmite and soy sauce, and cook for another 5-10 minutes until the veg is cooked all the way through.| 5. Serve topped with the bakes tortilla chips, avocado, sliced chilli, sliced onion, squeeze of lime and a sprinkle of rock salt.|