Vegan Sweet Potato And Spinach Chilli

Per 368 g contains

  • Energy 279 kcal / 1177 kj 13% 13%
  • Fat 1.8 g 2% 2%
  • Saturates 0.4 g 2% 2%
  • Sugar 13.9 g 15% 15%
  • Salt 0.7 g 11% 11%



Ready In:



279 kcal



A Flavoursome Creamy Chilli That Is Not Too Hot, Which The Whole Family Will Love.

By: Rowanna Watson

This one was requested for a teenager’s birthday meal and, if you know teenagers, that makes this nutritious recipe an absolute goldmine! Delicious served alone or with a side salad.



  • Sweet potatoes (large) 2
  • Tomato paste 5tbs
  • Bouillon/vegetable stock 1tsp
  • Black beans (canned or soaked if dried) 240g
  • Spinach 120G
  • Cayenne pepper ½tsp
  • Chilli powder ½tsp
  • Chopped tomato (fresh or canned) 240g
  • White onion (large) 1
  • Kidney beans (canned or soaked if dried) 240g
  • Garlic 3 cloves
  • Cumin 1tsp
  • Cinnamon 1tsp
  • Celery 3 stalks Celery



  • Coriander

Cooking Method

Step 1

Wash and peel the sweet potatoes and chop into roughly 2 cm cubes.

Step 2

Half fill a pan with water and bring to the boil. Drop the sweet potatoes into the water and boil for 15-20 mins or until tender.

Step 3

While you are waiting for the sweet potatoes, peel and dice the onion.

Step 4

Heat a large heavy-based pan to med-high heat and place the onions inside. Fry for a few minutes before pouring in half a cup of water, followed by the bouillon/vegetable stock.

Step 5

Add in the spices and garlic, followed by the tomato paste and chopped tomatoes. Throw in the black beans and kidney beans. Stir well.

Step 6

Reduce the heat and leave the sauce to simmer.

Step 7

Dice the celery. Pulse the spinach in the food processor. In order to maintain the nutritional benefits of these ingredients it is important they are added in at the end so they are heated, but not cooked.

Step 8

Strain the sweet potatoes and add them to the sauce. Gently stir in, being careful to keep the cubes intact.

Step 9

Add the celery and spinach. Stir a few more times.

Step 10

Divide the chilli into four serving bowls. Top with a few coriander leaves if desired.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 368 g

Servings 4

Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1.8g3%
Saturated Fat 0.4g2%
Total Carbohydrate 45g15%
Dietary Fiber 13.5g54%
Sugars 13.9g
Protein 14g29%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.



Sweet Potato And Spinach Chilli Nutrition

What Its Good For


Garlic is great for your immune system – it has antibacterial, antivirus, antifungal, and antioxidant properties. 

Kidney Beans

Kidney beans are hearty legumes that are rich in antioxidants.

Sweet Potato

Sweet potatoes really pack a punch. They’re full of vitamin A, folates, vitamin C, and fibre.


Spinach is an excellent source of vitamin K, vitamin A, vitamin C, folate and iron.


A chemical called quercetin in onions may have anti-cancer properties.


An excellent source of vitamin K, folate, potassium, and fibre.


Cinnamon is full of antioxidants. It’s also antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory and has been shown in laboratory studies to have anti-tumour properties.

Who Made This?

Hey, I’m Rowanna – certified holistic health coach and best selling author. Born and living in Scotland, UK with my husband and 3 children (all vegan). I write evidence-based health content for several multi-million dollar companies. Focusing on natural, kind ways to optimize health and wellbeing for my international clients. I also write recipes, books and courses that will inspire you to live a life filled with energy and joy.

Rowanna Watson

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