Quinoa Vegetable Soup

I know you all have this recipe (especially since it was Shay who gave it to me) but I thought I'd post it to start us of. I only had to cut and paste so it was easy ! Tonight I am trying a new recipe. Lentil Shepherd's Pie. If it's good, I'll post it!

3/4 cup quinoa
1 tbls canola oil
2 onions finely diced
3 carrots finely diced
2 zucchini finely diced
½ cup corn
1 red bell pepper finely diced
1 tbls minced garlic
2 tsp salt
12 cups vegetable stock
28 oz can of tomatoes ( I like them diced but you can use any )
1 tbls cumin
2 tsp ground coriander
1/3 cup fresh cilantro

Rinse and drain quinoa. Add quinoa to a large, heavy skillet over medium heat. Stir 10 minutes til starts to crackle and turn golden. Transfer out of pan and set aside.
In a heavy stock pot on medium/high – heat oil. Add onion, carrot. Cook 1 to 2 minutes or til onion is translucent. Add zucchini, corn, bell pepper, garlic and salt. Cook 3 minutes or til begin to soften. Add stock. Cover. Bring to the boil over high. Stir in quinoa. Simmer over med/low heat 10 minutes or til quinoa is tender (this always takes longer than 10 minutes … ) Add tomatoes and juice from can. Stir in cumin and ground coriander. Simmer uncovered over medium heat 10 minutes. Stir in cilantro.
Serve with grated cheddar cheese, sour cream, avocado and corn chips.
I put the cheese, sour cream and avocado on top and then let everyone choose what to do with the corn chips. Some crush on top … some dip. Some, like me, do a bit of both !!
YUMMY !!! The whole family loves this soup. Even my kids, who are 5 and 3 ...


Khrista said...

when you say corn chips do you mean Fritos, or corn tortilla chips?

Bonnie said...

Corn Tortilla Chips ...

Ellie said...

Aww... the recipe says that your kids like this... who are 5 and 3! Remember then?