Kale & Quinoa Soup

A healthy, low calorie and easy-to-make soup, using just one pot.

Servings: 4 people
Ingredients
  • 1 tbsp EVOO
  • 2 Garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 Large onion, chopped
  • 2 Large carrots, diced
  • 1/2 lb Kale leaves, large stems removed, washed and chopped
  • 1 cup Quinoa
  • 6 cups Vegetable broth
  • 2-3 Bay leaves
  • 2 tsp Thyme leaves
  • 1 can White beans, (optional)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Chop the onion and carrots. Mince the garlic. With a large sharp knife remove the fibrous stems from the kale leaves. Wash well and chop

  2. In a large soup pot, heat the EVOO. Sauté the onion, garlic and carrots until onion is translucent, about 5 minutes.

  3. Add broth, bay leaves, thyme and quinoa. Simmer on medium heat for 30 minutes.

  4. Add the kale and let simmer for an additional 5 minutes until kales starts to wilt. Remove bay leaves and ladle hot into soup bowls. Serve immediately. 

  5. Many recipes call for a can of white navy or Cannellini beans.