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Quinoa Soup July 23, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — Island girl @ 6:00 pm

My recipe comes from Mothering magazines website called from Peggys Kitchen:

African Quinoa Soup

submitted by MDC Member anathea

This is great topped with some red onions and a big handful of sprouts!

2 tablespoons butter or oil
1 chopped onion
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 fresh jalapeno, minced*or 1 tablespoon canned diced green chilies, or more to taste* (optional)
1 red bell pepper, diced
2 diced celery stalks, with leaves
2 diced zucchini
1 sweet potato, diced
1 t ground cumin
1 t dried oregano
6 cups vegetable stock (or water)
1/2 cup quinoa, rinsed & drained (I like the red quinoa best, it makes it look pretty!)
freshly ground black pepper, to taste
a dash of cayenne pepper *optional
1/2 cup peanut butter, no honey or sugar (almond butter works equally as well if you’re dealing with peanut allergies)

Wear rubber gloves to prepare fresh jalapeno pepper. In a large heavy-bottomed soup pot, melt butter over medium-high heat. When butter is hot and bubbly, add onion, garlic, jalapeno pepper/chiles, bell pepper, celery, zucchini, sweet potato, cumin and oregano. Saute 10 -15 minutes, or until vegetables are softened.

Add stock, quinoa, black pepper and cayenne pepper. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and cover. Simmer until quinoa is cooked and vegetables are tender, about 10 to 15 minutes. Add peanut butter, using a wooden spoon to blend in completely, and simmer another 20 minutes. Taste, and adjust seasonings.

I find that the quinoa really ends up cooking and unfurling in the peanut butter stage, and sometimes I will add more peanut butter for creamyness. When you refrigerate the leftovers and go to reheat, it will be VERY thick & pasty, and you’ll need to add some water to thin it out to your liking.

quinoa Soup Recipes

© 2009 Mothering Magazine

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2 Responses to “Quinoa Soup”

  1. Michelle Monsen Says:

    this is such a nice Blog… makes me miss the islands way to much xxx


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