Peruvian Quinoa Soup
|Prep time||45 minutes|
|Total time||45 minutes|
Serve with empanadas, the traditional Central and South American savory turnovers, or add 1 to 2 cups of cooked, chopped chicken to the soup for an easy one-pot meal.
In a large soup pot, heat the oil over medium-high heat and sauté the onion, carrots and peppers for 5 minutes until softening, then add the garlic and oregano and sauté for one minute. Add the potatoes, tomatoes, broth and water and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and stir in the quinoa. Cook the soup for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the corn and zucchini and simmer another 5 to 10 minutes until everything is tender and the quinoa is translucent. Season with salt and black pepper and stir in the cilantro before serving.
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