Quinoa minestrone

75

PREP TIME

15 min

TOTAL TIME

40 min

Serves

6

Quinoa minestrone

Photo, Roberto Caruso.


Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 carrots , peeled and finely chopped
  • 2 celery stalks , finely chopped
  • 1 onion , finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves , minced
  • 796-mL can whole tomatoes
  • 4 cups water
  • 1/2 cup quinoa
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 540-mL can navy beans , drained and rinsed
  • grated parmesan , (optional)

Instructions

  • HEAT a pot over medium. Add oil, then carrots, celery and onion. Cook, stirring often, until carrots are almost soft, about 10 min. Stir in garlic.
  • CUT up tomatoes in the can with clean kitchen scissors. Stir into pot along with water, quinoa and salt.
  • BOIL, then reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer, covered, until vegetables are tender, 12 to 15 min. Stir in beans and cook until warmed through, 2 min. Serve with grated parmesan.

How to peel and mince garlic

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 195,
  • Protein
  • 9 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 34 g,
  • Fat
  • 4 g,
  • Fibre
  • 7 g,
  • Sodium
  • 881 mg.
  • Excellent source of
  • Vitamin A