Vegetable and Quinoa Noodle Soup

This is a great recipe for those that are on an allergen-free diet or are just fiending for a simple, nutrient-rich, cleansing soup. It’s vegan, it’s gluten-free, and it’s damn good!

Ingredients serves 6-8

  • 1/2 box of quinoa pasta (I like Ancient Harvest)- brown rice pasta works well too
  • 8 cups mineral broth
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 cloves of garlic, crushed and minced (allow to sit for 10 minutes after mincing in order for its health promoting properties to be released)
  • 4-5 stalks of celery, diced
  • 3 carrots, diced
  • 1 medium zucchini, diced
  • 2 cups broccoli, chopped
  • 1/2 bunch of kale, roughly chopped
  • 3 handfuls of spinach
  • 1 bunch of green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 T fresh thyme or rosemary, sprig for garnish
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 3 T dulse flakes
  • 2-3 T nutritional yeast
  • 1 T turmeric
  • 1 t cayenne pepper
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  1.  Heat the broth and water on medium-high heat in a large pot. Once slowly boiling, add garlic, onion, carrots, broccoli, and bay leaves and reduce heat to medium-low. Add a few pinches of salt and simmer for about 10 minutes.
  2. While soup is simmering, cook the quinoa pasta until it is ALMOST done, but still a little crunchy. Once you add it to the soup, it will continue to cook.
  3. After about 10 minutes, add the zucchini, kale, celery, thyme or rosemary, cayenne and black pepper and simmer for another 5 minutes.
  4. Throw the quinoa noodles into the pot, along with the spinach and green onions. Cook 5 more minutes.
  5. Take the soup off the heat and add the dulse flakes, nutritional yeast, and turmeric right before serving. I advise waiting to add these ingredients until the end so to retain their nutritional content. Applying heat can be damaging to the nutritional compounds contained in these foods/spices.

Top with a sprig of rosemary or thyme and enjoy!

Tip: This soup heats up well the next day, so save any leftovers for lunch. That’s one less thing you have to worry about in the morning!

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