Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Quinoa Soup (Vegan)


Ingredients:
Quinoa – 1/2 cup, washed and drained
Onion – 1 small, chopped
Mixed Vegetables – 2 cups
Green Chilies – to taste, slit
Broth/Stock – 4 cups
Salt – to taste
Black Pepper – to taste
Cilantro (Coriander) – for garnishing, finely chopped
Lime Juice – to taste for garnishing


Method:
1. Place washed Quinoa, Onions, Mixed Vegetables, Green Chilies, Broth and Salt in a pressure cooker.
2. Cover and pressure cook for 1 whistle and switch off stove.
3. Once pressure is gone from the cooker, open lid and add Cilantro, Black Pepper and Lime Juice to taste.
4. Serve hot.

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Serves: 4

Quinoa is a high protein seed that is perfect for the vegan / vegetarian diet. Originally from Peru, this “grain-like” seed is a great alternative to rice and as an added bonus, it is gluten-free. Try Quinoa in this simple and delicious soup recipe.  

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