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Monday, August 15, 2016

Easy But Crazy Healthy Vegetable Quinoa Soup

If you have tomatoes, an onion, some sun dried tomatoes and other vegetables (almost any others really), you can make soup! Here is one such soup.


Ingredients:

  • 3 pieces of sun dried tomato . 
  • 2 large tomatoes- cut into large peices
  • 1/2 a sweet onion- cut into large peices
  • 1/2 cup quinoa
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 yellow pepper, chopped
  • 2 ribs of celery, chopped
  • 1/2 cup of savoy cabbage, chopped
  • 1 leaf of purple kale, chopped 
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 2 cups of water

What to do:

  1. Put the sun dried tomatoes in a high speed blender with a bit of water and blend for about a minute. Leave them to soak for 5-10 minutes to soften the tomatoes then blend again until there are no large pieces. 
  2. Add the fresh tomatoes and onion to the blender. Blend until smooth and pour into a large pot. 
  3. Bring the tomato mixture to a boil on medium high then lower to medium. The soup base should turn from pink to red. 
  4. Add the rest of the ingredients, boil until the vegetables are cooked. Add more water if needed to maintain a desirable soupiness.