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a bowl of vegetable soup with quinoa
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Vegetable Quinoa Soup

This Vegetable Quinoa Soup is a nice change of pace from traditional vegetable soup. It's loaded with vegetables and protein thanks to the quinoa, is full of flavor and is best served with crusty bread. 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: lunch
Cuisine: soup
Keyword: soup, vegetable soup
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Erin


  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup yellow onion diced
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 carrot stick sliced
  • 1 celery stalk sliced
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 teaspoon parsley chopped
  • Pinch red pepper flakes
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • In a pot, bring water and quinoa to a boil, then turn heat down and simmer until quinoa has absorbed the water and is cooked.
  • Dice onion and mince garlic and place them in a large skillet with olive oil. Cook for a few minutes on medium heat and then add the chopped up carrots and celery. Cook those for 3-5 minutes and then add the quinoa, vegetable broth, parsley, and red pepper flakes to the pan. Simmer on low for 15 minutes.
  • Pour into bowls and enjoy!


*This soup is delicious on its own, but even better when served with crusty bread!