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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

chicken and quinoa soup

i'm a tad obsessed with quinoa lately.  i had it for the first time oh, about two weeks ago.  haven't stopped eating it since.  it's so yummy and versatile and a great switch up from my normal brown rice/pasta.  so i decided it needed to be turning into a soup, it is fall after all.  this soup is light, yet hearty.  rich, flavorful, totally satisfying.  i was smitten at first bite.
 
 
you need:
1/2 medium onion, chopped
 1.5 c carrots, chopped
3 cloves garlic, pressed
2 chicken breasts, cooked and cut into bite size pieces
2 tsp parsley
1.75 oz canned spinach, drained
2 tbsp tomato paste
4 c chicken broth
1 c water
1 c quinoa, cooked
 
in a large pot place a swirl of olive oil and turn heat to medium.  add your onion and carrots, saute until onions turn translucent.  add garlic, chicken, parsley, spinach, tomato paste, broth & water.  turn heat to high and once your soup starts to boil turn down and let it simmer for 30 minutes.  add quinoa and let cook for another 5 minutes. 

 
enjoy this with a piece of crusty bread to soak up all that yummy broth!
and by the way, the leftovers freeze beautifully.  i ate some for lunch today and it was just as good as the night i made it!
 


4 comments:

  1. I just had quinoa about a week or so ago too. This sounds delish!!

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  2. This looks great. Food on Friday tomorrow is all about soup. Do pop by and link in! Have a lovely day.

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    1. i definitely will link in, thanks! :)

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