Sunday, 25 October 2015

Chunky pumpkin quinoa soup

For something super healthy, super nutritious, and super delicious, this soup is definitely for you! I had the basic ingredients in my head that I wanted to eat, and along came this soup!

  • Skill level: Easy
  • Serves: 7+ people
  • Preparation time: 15-20 mins
  • Cooking time: 20-30 mins
What you will need:

1 tbsp olive oil
6 small onions, peeled and chopped
6 garlic cloves, peeled and chopped
1 inch ginger, peeled and chopped
1/2 a pumpkin, de-seeded, peeled and chopped into chunky pieces
1/2 tbsp salt
1/4 tbsp black pepper
1/4 tbsp cinnamon
1/2 tbsp paprika
1/4 tbsp chilli powder
1/2 cup quinoa
4-5 cups hot water
1 bay leaf
1 vegetable stock cube
1 can chickpeas
a few sprigs of fresh thyme

How to make:

1) In a pot, add the olive oil under medium heat. Add the onions, garlic and ginger and leave to cook for at least 5 minutes

2) Add the pumpkin and mix well together. Add the salt, pepper, cinnamon, paprika and chilli powder. Mix well over medium/high heat for 5-10 minutes

3) Once the pumpkin begins to soften, add the quinoa followed by 4 cups of hot water. Add the bay leaf and stock cube. Cover and leave for 10 minutes stirring occasionally. If the soup needs more water, add another 1/2 or 1 cup of hot water

4) After 10 minutes, add the chickpeas and thyme. Taste and adjust seasoning, then leave for a further 5 minutes. Check the pumpkin is soft when cut before serving

It really is as easy as that! Quick, so healthy and a good filling soup to enjoy!

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