Spring Vegetable Quinoa Minestrone (Recipe)

January 20, 2020

Spring Vegetable Quinoa Minestrone (Recipe)


✅ 1 tablespoon olive oil

✅ 3 cloves garlic minced

✅ ​​​​​​​1 small white onion diced

✅ 1 cup sliced carrots about 2 medium

✅ 1 28 oz can diced tomatoes 

✅ 4 cups water or vegetable broth

✅ 1/4 cup white quinoa uncooked

✅ 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning

✅ 2 bay leaves

✅ Salt + pepper to taste*

✅ 1 cup chopped zucchini 1 small or 1/2 of 1 medium

✅ 1 1/2 cups chopped asparagus

✅ 1 packed cup chopped kale or spinach

✅ 1/2 cup frozen peas

✅ Nutritional yeast or parmesan to garnish


1️⃣ Heat oil in a large sauce pan over medium-high heat. Add garlic, onions and carrots and cook until starting to brown, about 2 - 3 minutes. Add tomatoes, water, quinoa, spices, bay leaves, salt and pepper and stir to combine. Bring mixture to a boil, then cover and reduce to simmer for 20 minutes.

2️⃣ Remove lid and stir in remaining vegetables. Cook for 10 minutes more until asparagus has started to soften, but still has a light crunch.

3️⃣ Taste, adjust seasonings as needed and serve immediately. Garnish with nutritional yeast (or cheese) if you want some cheesy flavor.


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