Vegetarian Jackfruit Chili

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by | Updated: November 20th, 2017 | Read time: 1 minute

Stumped on what to bring to the next tailgate party? Try this unique vegetarian chili that features jackfruit for a meatless and tangy twist. The chili’s warmth and cayenne spice make it ideal to enjoy in the cooler months, and the crockpot preparation is a breeze. This colorful and nutritious dish will be too tasty to resist — even for the non-vegetarians in the crowd!

Bowl of Vegetarian Chili with Hemp Seeds |


2 cups vegetable stock
2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp. cumin
Cayenne pepper, to taste
Juice of 1 lime
2 cans jackfruit, rinsed and drained, pulled apart
6 orange/yellow peppers, chopped
1 onion, chopped
1 cup cashew cheese
1 cup toasted hemp seeds
1 avocado, diced
Pico de gallo


  1. In crockpot, add all ingredients except cashew cheese, hemp seeds, avocado and pico de gallo.
  2. Cook on medium heat for 30 minutes, then reduce to low heat and cook for another 45 to 60 minutes.
  3. Just before serving, stir in cashew cheese and top with remaining ingredients.