Dark Chocolate Chilli Non Carne with Lime Cashew Cream


Chilli Non Carne

  • 1 -2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  • 2 x 400g tinned tomatoes
  • 1½ cups water
  • 2 medium onions, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 4 tbls olive oil
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 3 garlic cloves, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 tbls dried thyme
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds, crushed
  • 1 tbls ground coriander
  • 1 tbls sweet paprika
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 medium sweet potato, chopped into about 2cm pieces (about 2 cups)
  • ½ cup Plain Buckinis 
  • ½ cup cooked green lentils
  • 2 cups small cooked beans (I use black beans and black eyed peas)
  • 7 pieces (40g) of Dark Chocolate, chopped (vegan chocolate)
  • Activated pumpkin seeds, coriander, avocado, chopped spanish onion, fresh lime, toasted corn tortillas and/or cooked brown rice (to serve, optional)

Lime Cashew Cream

  • 1 cup raw cashews, soaked for at least 4 hours then drained 
  • ¾ cup water
  • Juice of 1 small lime
  • ¼ tsp salt, + more to taste
  • freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Lime Cashew Cream


  1. Put the chipotle pepper, half the tomatoes, and water in a blender and puree till smooth. Set aside.
  2. In a large saucepan, cook the onion in the olive oil and salt till golden and soft, about 5 min. Add the garlic and cook for another minute before adding the thyme, coriander, cumin and cayenne. Once fragrant, add the tomato chipotle mix as well as the rest of the tomatoes, sweet potato and buckinis. Cover and bring to a boil, then turn down to a simmer and cook for 20-25 min until the sweet potato is cooked through and buckwheat is cooked but retains its bite.
  3. Meanwhile, blend all the Lime Cashew Cream ingredients in a high speed blender till completely smooth (30sec-2 min) adding a little more water if needed, taste and adjust seasoning. Pour into a small bowl and refrigerate till thickened.
  4. Add the lentils and beans and heat through. Taste, and season with more salt, pepper and cayenne if desired. Add the chocolate and stir through till melted.
  5. Serve topped with lime cashew cream, activated pumpkin seeds, fresh coriander, avocado, Spanish onion and fresh lime. Serve alone or alongside corn tortillas or cooked brown rice, if desired.
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