|Prep time||1 hour|
|Cooking time||30 minutes|
|Total time||1 hour, 30 minutes|
Quinoa is a great grain to incorporate into your diet.
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.