Vegetable and Red Lentil Quinoa Soup

VEGETABLE AND RED LENTIL QUINOA SOUP

Vegetable and Red Lentil Quinoa Soup

Vegetable and Red Lentil Quinoa Soup

Feature by Ella Suihko
Photo Credit: Ella Suihko
Magazine: Issue #38

Soups are easy to cook and make an excellent healthy stock up meal as you can prepare a batch in the weekend and munch all week long. And usually the flavor only gets better on the next day as well.

Made with a dreamy combination of red lentils, quinoa and all the vegetables, this nutrient-dense superfood soup is loaded with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, essential fatty acids and fiber, all of which are critical for boosting your natural beauty: glowing skin, strong nails and luscious locks.

Take some time to meal prep with this easy, healthy and delicious soup recipe and start glowing from the inside out.

Vegetable and Red Lentil Quinoa Soup 
(makes 3-4 servings)

1 yellow onion, diced
3 cloves of garlic, minced
3 cm knob of ginger, minced
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp ground turmeric
1 tsp ground cumin
½ tsp chili flakes
2-3 cups low sodium vegetable stock
¾ cup dried red lentils
⅓ cup quinoa
500g mixed vegetables, chopped (e.g. carrot, sweet potato, broccoli, cauliflower)
salt & pepper to taste

In a large pot heat olive oil over medium heat until just hot. Add the diced onion, minced garlic cloves and ginger. Sauté for about 5-10 minutes or until golden. Stir in the spices and continue to cook for an additional 2-3 minutes. 

Add two cups of vegetable stock, rinsed red lentils, quinoa and the chopped veggies. Bring to boil and add the third cup of veggie stock if needed to cover all the ingredients. Let simmer for about 20-25 minutes or until the lentils, quinoa and vegetables are cooked. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve and ENJOY!

FEATURED RECIPE AUTHOR:

Ella is a plant-based foodie and recipe maker. Studying medical biochemistry and clinical nutrition in the university of Eastern Finland, health and whole-body wellness is close to her heart. Hoping to inspire people to make healthier food choices, she’s sharing vegan-friendly and gluten free recipes on her website. When not cooking or studying, you can find Ella from a yoga class, running in the nature, exploring the home forests or travelling the world in search of inspiration. Learn more about Ella at EllasExperimentalKitchen.wordpress.com

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