Lentil and Quinoa Soup

I love lentils and I love quinoa. As a healthy vegetarian (believe me there are those that are not), it's important to plan well to stay well. Choosing foods that are high in fiber, plant protein, and vitamins is and important part of staying healthy. I came up with this recipe because I had some veggies that needed to be used plus eating a bowl of soup on a chilly day feels so good! Feel free to add any additional veggies you have on hand, like cauliflower or a bell pepper. Remember, it's your soup!

Lentil and Quinoa Soup

  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup green lentils, rinsed
  • 1 cup quinoa, rinsed
  • 3 stalks celery, sliced
  • 2 carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 can fire-roasted diced tomatoes
  • 1 TBSP turmeric
  • 1 TBSP curry
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp rosemary
  • 1 tsp each salt and pepper

Directions:

  1. Mince garlic cloves and set aside.
  2. In a large soup pot, add 7 cups of water and bring to a boil.
  3. Add lentils and quinoa, cover and cook for 15 minutes.
  4. Add remaining ingredients and continue cooking until lentil are done, about 20 additional minutes.
  5. Add more water if necessary.