Quinoa Vegetable Soup

This soup was made to feed my soul. Every vegetable in it was locally procured, if not from out of my own garden……food is healing, food is medicine. *Veg Quinoa Soup

Quinoa Vegetable Soup

1 clove garlic, minced

1small bunch kale, de-stemmed, torn into bite size pieces

½ onion, small dice

1small jalapeno

1 small carrot, sliced

1 stalk celery, sliced

3T olive oil

1 small potato, small dice

2c broccoli florets

3/4c cooked pinto beans

1/2c cooked quinoa or brown rice or pasta

1t smoked salt

4c water, pre-boiled in a kettle

salt and pepper to taste

In a soup pot over medium heat, add 1T olive oil and sauté the garlic, and hot pepper until golden and aromatic, then add the kale and sauté until bright green. Remove from the pan and set aside.

In the same soup pot over medium heat, add 2T olive oil and sauté the onions, carrots, and celery until golden and aromatic. Add the potatoes and pinto beans, and cover with the hot water. Add the smoked salt, reduce the heat and let simmer for 15-20 minutes.

Add the cooked quinoa, broccoli and cooked kale and cook for an additional 5-7 minutes until the broccoli is tender and bright green. Adjust the seasonings, salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately and top with nutritional yeast and crusty bread.

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