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Recipes, Special Diets on June 17, 2013 by

Sopa de Quinua

Sopa de Quinua is a traditional South American soup that warms the soul and nourishes the body. This dish is a vegetarian’s dream- hearty and filling, with a wonderful nutritional profile and a beautiful flavor that will make you feel like you just touched down in Peru for dinner. Serve this with some crusty bread and top with sliced avocado for a complete and satisfying meal. Watch the video below for a great how-to from Sarah.

Sopa de Quinua

Sopa de Quinua

Contributed by: Sarah House

  •     1 Tbsp Oil
  •     1 cup diced Onion
  •     4 Garlic cloves, minced
  •     1 Serrano Chile, minced
  •     1 tsp ground Cumin
  •     1/2 tsp ground Black Pepper
  •     2 Tomatoes, diced
  •     1 medium Yukon Gold potato, cubed
  •     10 cups Water
  •     1 cup Yellow Corn Kernels
  •     1 cup diced Red Bell Pepper
  •     3/4 cup Organic Quinoa Grain
  •     1/4 cup chopped Parsley
  •     2 Tbsp chopped Cilantro
  •     2 Tbsp Lime Juice

Directions

Step 1

Heat oil in soup pot over medium heat. Add onion and cook until soft, about 10 minutes. Add garlic, Serrano, cumin and pepper and cook until fragrant, about 1 – 2 minutes.

Step 2

Add tomatoes, potatoes and broth and let cook over medium to medium-low heat until potato is soft, about 40 minutes.

Step 3

Add corn, red pepper and quinoa and let cook until quinoa is beginning to soften, about 7 – 10 minutes.

Step 4

Just before serving add parsley, cilantro and lime juice.

Makes 6 – 8 servings.

Comments

Lisa Striegel says:

Hi there! I was looking for a gluten free recipe to take to a friend that just had a baby and I ran across your Sopa de Quinua! I was just wondering if this reheated well and/or froze well. Thank you so much!

Lisa Striegel
Lisastriegel@aol.com

Lisa,

We have not ever frozen it and reheated it, but from my experience with quinoa it would be fabulous. Great idea and what a super friend you are!

Vince says:

It freezes and reheats great

Vince says:

I added tomatillos and it was fabulous

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