Spinach Quinoa Vegetable Soup ๐Ÿฒ|Healthy Soup | Winter Treats โ„๏ธ

Soup Recipe: Spinach Quinoa Vegetable Soup ๐Ÿฒย 

Servings: 5

Duration: 40 minsย 

How many of you like Quinoa? Frankly saying, I donโ€™t like to have quinoa but itโ€™s health benefits are wonderful. Quinoa contains protein, fiber higher than the other grains and lots of minerals and vitamins. So I started including quinoa in my meal not as main course but I found different ways to add quinoa in recipes then the output is my todayโ€™s dish ๐Ÿ‘‰ Spinach Quinoa Vegetable Soup ๐Ÿฒ

The soup become so yummy packed with all nutrients from vegetables, quinoa and spinach. Itโ€™s so refreshing and Iโ€™m sure it makes your tummy full and easily you can skip eating snacks at brunch time or evening if you had soup at afternoon โ˜บ๏ธ

Health benefits of quinoa:

  • Protein,ย Fiber,ย Manganese,ย Magnesium,ย Phosphorus,ย Folate,ย Copper,ย Iron,ย Zinc,ย Potassium
  • Vitamins B1, B2 and B6
  • Small amounts of calcium, B3 (niacin)
  • Gluten free
  • Very high in antioxidants
  • Might help to lose weight ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

Ingredients:

  • Quinoa – 40 gms – Cooked
  • Butter – 1 tsp
  • Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
  • Sesame seeds – White – 1 tsp
  • Bay leaf – 1
  • Ginger-Garlic Paste – 1 tsp
  • Onion – 1/2 – finely chopped
  • Tomato – 1 – finely chopped
  • Carrot – 1 – diced
  • Cabbage – 1/4 cup – sliced
  • Broccoli florets – 6
  • Cauliflower florets – 6
  • Green peas – 2 Tb sp
  • Yellow carrot – sliced – 1/4 cup
  • Spinach – Handful – Chopped
  • Turmeric Powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Salt – 1/2 Tb sp
  • Black Pepper Powder – 1 tsp
  • Lemon juice – 1 Tb sp
  • Cilantro – 2 Tb sp – chopped
  • Water – 500 ml ( to make soup )

Procedure:

Cooking Quinoa:

  • In a pressure cooker add washed quinoa along with water 120 ml ( soak 10 minutes)
  • Cook for 3 whistles and open lid when pressure goes down
  • Takeout in a bowl and keep aside

Process of making Spinach Quinoa Vegetable Soup:

  • Add butter in a heavy bottomed pan over medium heat
  • Add in cumin, sesame seeds, bay leaf, sautรฉ 30 secs and next goes in ginger garlic paste and onions
  • Saute 2 minutes and add tomato
  • Saute till it becomes mushy and add all chopped vegetables
  • Mix well and cover with lid, let them cook for 3 minutes
  • Next goes in salt, pepper and turmeric powder – Stir again , add cooked quinoa and mix well
  • Then Add Spinach, Saute again along with water
  • Again cover with lid and cook 10 minutes
  • Combine well and turn off heat
  • Finally Add chopped cilantro and lemon juice
  • Make sure everything combined well
  • Spinach quinoa vegetable soup is ready to serve
  • Serve hot and enjoy winter โ„๏ธ
  • Happy Cooking and Have a lovely day โ˜€๏ธ

Step by step process shown below with pictures:

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Note:

  • You can use rice or lentils instead of quinoa
  • Adjust spices according to taste
  • I used butter to sautรฉ veggies you can also make with oil
  • Vegetable broth can be replaced with regular water ๐Ÿ’ฆ

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12 Comments Add yours

  1. Rita says:

    True way to welcome winters.๐Ÿ‘Œ

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Ramyarecipes says:

      Yes dear ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘ Thank you

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Jyoti Rao says:

    Great recipe to include quinoa.

    Like

    1. Ramyarecipes says:

      ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ‘ Thank you

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Sound very good, Ramya. I have never tried quinoa in soup, however it is tempting! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Ramyarecipes says:

      Yes you can try, itโ€™s amazing
      Thank you ๐Ÿ˜Š

      Liked by 1 person

    1. Ramyarecipes says:

      ๐Ÿ‘ yes, you can try this soup if you like quinoa
      Thank you ๐Ÿ˜Š

      Liked by 1 person

  4. Megala says:

    Wonderful soup ! It would definitely satisfy one’s hunger.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. annika says:

    Sounds so nourishing, so eager to try quinoa in a soup.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Ramyarecipes says:

      Lovely to hear from you, Iโ€™m sure like it.
      Thank you dear ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ‘

      Like

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