Quinoa Vegetable Soup

Quinoa soup sounds really great for a busy day, since quinoa takes short time to get cooked. Apart from being an easily cooking content, Quinoa adds protein, fiber, and a belly filling quality that vegetables fails to do sometimes.

INGREDIENTS

  • 2tbsp Oil
  • 1 Red Onion; Chopped
  • 3-4 Garlic cloves; Minced
  • ½ Cup Chickpeas; Soaked and boiled till tender.
  • ½ Cup Quinoa
  • 1 tsp Green Chili paste
  • 1 Medium Tomato; Chopped
  • ¼ Cup Tomato Sauce
  • 1 tbsp Vinegar
  • 2 Cups Vegetable broth
  • 9-10 Spinach leaves; Puree
  • ½ Cup Coconut Cream
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp Black pepper powder (or to taste)
  • ½ Cup water
  • 1 tbsp Italian herbs

PROCEDURE

  • Heat oil in a pan, sauté Onions and Garlic till it starts to soften.
  • Add mashed Water, Chickpeas and Quinoa to the Mixture. Partially cover and cook for 15-20 minutes or till chickpeas are soft enough to get mashed.
  • Add Green Chili Paste, Tomatoes, Spinach puree, Vegetable broth and Coconut cream. Stir to dissolve. Cook on low heat for 15 minutes.
  • Add Salt, Black Pepper powder, Italian herb, Tomato Sauce and Vinegar.

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