(404) 344-8853

Quinoa Vegetable Soup

Ingredients:

3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

1 medium yellow or white onion, chopped

3 carrots, peeled and chopped

2 celery stalks, chopped

1-2 cups chopped seasonal vegetables, like zucchini, yellow squash, bell pepper, sweet potatoes or butternut squash

6 garlic cloves, minced

1/2 teaspoon dried thyme

1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes, drained

Scant 1 cup quinoa, rinsed well

4 cups vegetable broth

2 cups water

1 teaspoon salt, more to taste

2 bay leaves

Pinch red pepper flakes

Freshly ground black pepper

1 can (15 ounces) great northern beans or chickpeas, rinsed and drained

1 cup or more fresh kale or collard greens, tough ribs removed

1 teaspoon lemon juice

Optional garnish: freshly grated Parmesan cheese

 

Instructions:

Warm the olive oil in a large Dutch oven or pot over medium heat. Once the oil is shimmering, add the chopped onion, carrot, celery, seasonal vegetables and a pinch of salt. Cook, stirring often, until the onion has softened and is turning translucent, about 6-8 minutes.

Add the garlic and thyme. Cook until fragrant while stirring frequently, about 1 minute. Pour in the drained diced tomatoes and cook for a few more minutes, stirring often.

Pour in the quinoa, broth and water. Add 1 teaspoon salt, 2 bay leaves and a pinch of red pepper flakes. Season generously with fresh ground black pepper. Raise heat and bring the mixture to a boil, then partially cover the pot and reduce heat to maintain a gentle simmer.

Cook for 25 minutes, then remove the lid and add in the beans and chopped greens. Continue simmering for 5 minutes or more, until the greens have softened to your liking.

Remove the pot from the heat, then remove the bay leaves. Stir in 1 teaspoon lemon juice. Taste and season with more salt and pepper. Divide into bowls and top with freshly grated Parmesan cheese if you'd like!

 

Recipe inspired by: Cookie and Kate

wpengine

This is the "wpengine" admin user that our staff uses to gain access to your admin area to provide support and troubleshooting. It can only be accessed by a button in our secure log that auto generates a password and dumps that password after the staff member has logged in. We have taken extreme measures to ensure that our own user is not going to be misused to harm any of our clients sites.
Scroll to Top