White Bean Soup with Quinoa and Veggies

Gluten, dairy, egg, and nut free!

This soup is very easy to make. I had all of these ingredients on hand and decided to make a comforting healthy soup. It’s actually a cross between a soup and a stew. What’s great about this is that it’s very versatile. You can add other spices such as cumin if you want a meaty deep flavor or add less stock and make it a chili. I love recipes that kind of give you an outline and then let you play around with it so it fits what you want.

Ingredients:

4 cups chicken stock , plus 1 more for later (also can use vegetable stock if you want a vegan soup)

½ cups uncooked quinoa

1 onion, diced

2-3 carrots, diced

1 tsp oregano

2 cloves garlic, finely chopped

2 15 ounce cans white beans or 3 cups uncooked white beans, drained and rinsed

1 tomato, chopped with juice

2 cups chopped fresh spinach

Juice of half of a small lemon

Salt and pepper to taste

Preparation:

In a medium sized pot sauté onions and carrots over medium heat- season with salt. Once soft (about 2-3 minutes) add garlic and oregano stir frequently for 1 more minute. Add quinoa and 4 cups chicken stock (homemade preferably, if not make sure to check ingredients to make sure GF and DF!) Bring to a boil then reduce heat to low. Cover tightly and simmer for 15 minutes.

Add beans (drained and rinsed) and tomato.  Bring to a simmer and cook, uncovered, for about 10 minutes. It is going be quite thick, if you don’t want a chili then do what I did and add one more cup of chicken stock. Season with salt and pepper. Throw in the chopped spinach and cook for at least one more minute. Enjoy!

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2 Responses to White Bean Soup with Quinoa and Veggies

  1. Aunt Jayne says:

    What a great site you have here! You girls have certainly done alot for the gluten free community. Keep up the good work.
    I’ll be back :)
    Take care of you,
    Aunt Jayne

  2. Kathy says:

    Just made this recipe and it’s awesome! I’m a newbie to gluten free eating and met you both at the recent Root’s Market event this month. Thanks for your advice and this website – it’s been a huge help in my transition.

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