Healthy Quinoa & Vegetable Soup

Healthy Quinoa & Vegetable Soup

As many of you are freezing your buns off in these crazy temperatures, we thought it was time to start adding the soup recipes. Quinoa is a perfect addition to ANY soup! It complements any meat or vegetable and ensures that you’ll feel full for longer. When it’s cold and wintry outside, this quinoa and vegetable soup is the answer.  The combination of mixed vegetables and tomato base make it a very warm and satisfying meal. This recipe is very easy to follow and feel free to throw in whatever vegetables to feel like. If you have leftovers, this will be perfect for your lunch the next day! Alternatively soup freezes well so you can pull it out whenever you feel like it. QUINOA & VEGETABLE SOUP *You can use any type of vegetable for this soup Serves – 4 INGREDIENTS 1 cup of uncooked quinoa (any colour) 2 carrots, chopped 1/2  butternut pumpkin, chopped into squares 2 zucchinis, chopped 4 swiss mushrooms, sliced 1 red onion, finely chopped 3 garlic cloves, diced Extra virgin olive oil Fresh Basil leaves Fresh Parsley leaves 400g can of diced tomatoes 50g tomato paste Green Beans, handful Salt & Pepper to taste 650ml of vegetable stock METHOD Step 1: Sauté onion, garlic & olive oil in a large pot, cook until the onion transparent. Step 2: Add tomato paste, vegetable stock, diced tomatoes, uncooked quinoa and all mixed vegetables. Stir through so that all ingredients are mixed well. Step 3: Bring to the boil or until vegetables start to soften, then let simmer for 10 to 15mins. Step 4: Add salt & pepper to taste Step 5: Garnish soup with chopped basil and parsley. *Sneaky hint – heat...