Equadorian Quinoa & Vegetable Soup

Summary

Yield
Servings
SourceMoosewood Daily
Prep time1 hour
Cooking time30 minutes
Total time1 hour, 30 minutes

Description

Quinoa is a great grain to incorporate into your diet.

Ingredients

1 teaspoon
salt
1/2 cup
quinoa
2 tablespoons
olive oil
2 cups
onion
1/2 teaspoon
black pepper, ground
1 cup
potato
1 teaspoon
coriander, ground
1 teaspoon
cumin, ground
1 teaspoon
oregano, dried
3 cups
stock, vegetable
1 1/2 cup
tomato
1 cup
squash, summer
1 tablespoon
lemon juice
1 cup
bell pepper, red

Instructions

Thoroughly rinse quinoa in a fine-mesh strainer under cold water. Set aside to drain. Warm oil in a nonreactive soup pot, add onions and salt, cover and cook on medium heat about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Add the quinoa, potatoes, peppers, spices, water or stock, and tomatoes. Cover and bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer gently for 10 minutes. Add squash; cover and simmer 15-20 minutes, or until all veggies are tender.

Stir in lemon juice.

If desired, serve with any of the optional garnishes:
chopped scallions, fresh cilantro, crumbled tortilla chips, grated Cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese.