Hearty quinoa and bean soup

Prep 10 min
Total 30 min
Serves 4



1 tbsp
onion, chopped
carrot, diced
garlic cloves, minced
1 tsp
1 tsp
1/3 cup
dry quinoa
540-mL can
white kidney beans, drained and rinsed
2 cups
baby spinach


  • Heat a large saucepan over medium. Add oil, then onion. Cook until onion is soft, about 3 min. Add carrot, garlic, cumin, coriander and quinoa. Cook for 2 more min. Pour in broth and 2 cups water. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer, partially covered, until quinoa is cooked, about 15 more min.
  • Stir in beans and spinach. Cook until beans are hot and spinach is wilted, 2 to 3 more min. Serve immediately.


Calories 214
Protein 10 g
Carbohydrates 34 g
Fat 5 g
Fibre 10 g
Sodium 721 mg

Prep tip

No need to chop the spinach . Just toss it into the simmering soup and it wilts perfectly.

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Photo credit: Roberto Caruso

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2 comments on “Hearty quinoa and bean soup

  1. Wonderful soup. I just had it for lunch. For those who like a little spice in their life, add some chili flakes or paste. Otherwise, it’s delicious just the way it is.


    • Thanks for the suggestion.


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