Tomato Quinoa Soup

I love soup. When I was in Seattle, it was super cold while there were still days over 90°F in winter in LA, where I used to live before moving to Seattle. But, because the temperature goes low, their culinary culture had remarkable differences: soups are so great! 

Bisque, potage, clear soup, chowder, minestrone, gumbo…there were so many kinds and each and every one of them had a unique tasty flavor so I could literally have them every single day! 

When I moved down South, I imagined it would be hot days in winter like LA, but I was wrong. NoCal is cold! To warm up my freezing body, I have to make it warm from inside, so let’s have a bowl of soup! Usually my soup consists of a variety of veggies, but this time I want to add some grain. I’m on my culinary journey, so let’s add some new grain to me: Quinoa! 

 

<Today’s Recipe>

Tomato Quinoa Soup

tomato quinoa soup

<Ingredients>

  • ¼ onion – chopped
  • ½ medium carrot – chopped
  • ¼ squash – sliced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Some crushed chili
  • ¼ cup quinoa
  • 600ml water
  • 1 can of diced tomato
  • 2 cubes of veg soup stock
  • Some salt and pepper
  • Some parsley

 

<Directions>

  1. Pour olive oil and sprinkle crushed chili in a pot and bring it to medium high heat.
  2. Add onion, carrot, squash and cook for about 5 min.
  3. Add quinoa, water, tomato, beg soup stock and bring it to boil.
  4. When it’s boiled, reduce heat to medium low and cook until quinoa is ready: about 20min.
  5. Sprinkle salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Transfer the soup to a bowl and sprinkle parsley. Enjoy!

 

tomato quinoa soup

Mmm, lumpy quinoa is such a fun texture and my usual yet never let me down tomato soup matches quinoa well too! 

Keep your body warm, keep hydrated! 

 

<Other Comfort Soup in a Cool Day>

For spicy food lovers! Bean Chili Soup

bean chili soup

Classic cream soup! Cream Mushroom Soup

cream mushroom soup

Got leftover bread? Tomato Gratin Soup

tomato gratin soup

Enjoy home cooking and your own creation of homemade food:)

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