Uncle Paul’s “Raw” Californian Vegan Chili

22 Feb
2012
Posted in: California, Food
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We wanted a hearty meal, but we didn’t want to light the stove. Remembering a good white bean-based salad we once had (with parsley and red onion), we concocted this:

  • 1 can mixed beans, rinsed (our can had black, kidney, and pinto)
  • ½ diced onion (we used a white one)
  • ½ can diced tomatoes, drained (you could use fresh ones, just get rid of the extra water)
  • 1 handful chopped cilantro
  • spash of vinegar (we used white, but I bet red wine vinegar would be good)
  • salt and pepper to taste

Mix everything together. No Coleman stove needed. Just let it sit a bit so all the flavors get friendly. It’s good straight-up or on tortilla chips.

Note: It’s not really raw, the canned beans are technically cooked, just not by you. And it’s probably vegan. At the very least, it’s vegetarian. Don’t add any pearls or honey!

When we're using multiple photographers, I sometimes look at the wrong camera.

When we're using multiple photographers, I sometimes look at the wrong camera.

Go as heavy on the cilantro as you want.

Go as heavy on the cilantro as you want.

Final product. It's yummy.

Final product. It's yummy.

 

  • Barb

    Great food idea as I have some cilantro to use up when I get home from KC.  Made a scruptuous pozole before I left.  Paul, also am noticing your hair getting longer