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Vegetable Quinoa Soup

Vegetable Quinoa Soup

Vegetable Quinoa Soup - a deeply flavoured, rich broth makes this healthy, nutritious soup even more delicious. Add beans or any other vegetables you have, like peas or corn to this base recipe.
Course Soup
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Author Barry C. Parsons


  • 1 diced medium red onion
  • 3 cloves minced garlic
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 large carrots diced
  • 3 stalks celery diced
  • 2 large parsnips diced
  • 3/12 cups diced tomatoes 28 oz can
  • 6 cups vegetable stock You can use chicken stock if not concerned about keeping the soup strictly vegetarian.
  • 1/2 cup quinoa
  • 2 tsp dry oregano
  • 1 1/2 tsp dry thyme
  • salt and pepper to season
  • 1 cup baby spinach leaves when serving
  • 3 leaves bay


  1. In a 3-4 quart dutch oven or pot, saute the onions and garlic in the olive oil over medium heat, just until the onions begin to soften.
  2. Add the carrots, celery and parsnip and saute for just another couple of minutes.
  3. Add all of the remaining ingredients to the pot and simmer very slowly over low heat for 15-20 minutes until the vegetables are fully cooked. Remove the bay leaves.
  4. When serving add some baby spinach leaves to each bowl before ladling in the soup.