Lentil Chili

Thank you to our friends at Mandela Grocery Co-op in Oakland, California for this amazing recipe!

In the month of October, we celebrate co-ops. Why? Because they are awesome! We feature recipes from co-ops around the country in our special Co-op Recipe Guide.


  • 1 ¼ cups green lentils
  • 1 red onion, diced
  • 1 white onion, diced
  • 1 sweet potato, diced
  • 2 red bell peppers, diced
  • 2 Tbsp garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 6 cups vegetable stock
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • Salt to taste
  • Black pepper to taste


  1. Pour oil into pot over low heat.
  2. Add diced vegetables, minced garlic. Cook until onions are translucent.
  3. Add lentils and seasoning, cook until mixture is fairly dry, stirring frequently.
  4. Add vegetable stock, bring to boil and simmer for about 1 hour.
  5. Adjust seasoning to taste.