The Saturday Simmer: Soups enriched with quinoa
Vegetable soups have the power to cure whatever ails you -- low energy, too much snow, late nights at work -- but, let's face it, a bowl of vegetables in broth can be a bit thin and unsatisfying. Quinoa to the rescue! Quinoa thickens without adding any strong flavor, and it does so with just a few minutes of cooking in recipes like this spiced quinoa vegetable soup, from Everyday Maven. Pure quinoa is gluten-free (be sure to read package labels, to make sure the quinoa is not packaged in a facility that packages wheat products), which makes it handy to keep in your pantry.
Vegetable quinoa soup, from Two Peas & Their Pod
Spiced quinoa vegetable soup, from Everyday Maven
Harvest chicken quinoa soup, from Iowa Girl Eats
Quinoa soup with avocado and corn, from Cheap Healthy Good
Sweet potato, spinach and quinoa soup, from Vintage Mixer
Lentil soup with chickpeas and quinoa, from Souvlaki for the Soul
Sweet potato soup with quinoa and coconut milk, from A Veggie Venture
Tomato quinoa soup, from Jeanette's Healthy Living
Slow cooker chicken and white bean soup with quinoa, from Aggie's Kitchen
Spicy roasted tomato soup with quinoa and feta, from We Are Not Martha
Which will you try first? What intrigues you? Please leave feedback on the original recipe post, and let us know if you've made or adapted any of these recipes. See you next Saturday, and every Saturday, with more soups, stews and chili.
[All photos used with permission.]