Quinoa-Spinach Soup

Makes 4-5 servings

Ingredients:

1 cup water
1/2 cup quinoa
4 cups vegetable broth or 2 (14.5 oz) cans vegetable broth
1/2 chopped onion
1/2 diced carrot
2 cups spinach, washed and chopped coarsely
salt and pepper to taste.

Directions:

Rinse quinoa before cooking to remove the coating of a bitter substance called saponins.
Bring water to a boil.
Stir in quinoa, cover, reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
Add broth, onion and carrot
Simmer for 15 minutes.
Stir in spinach, allow to wilt in soup
Salt and pepper to taste
Enjoy!

Nutrition facts: 100 calories; 18 gm carbohydrates; 4 gm protein; 1 gm fat
Variations:

Add any additional vegetables you desire. Try other flavored broths. I love mushroom broth with spinach and quinoa!

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