Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 25 mins
Cook 40 mins

This was adapted from a recipe on I simplified the instructions to make it easier to prepare…..For each can of low sodium broth, I substitute 2 cups water, 1 tablespoon VegiZest (from and 1/8 teaspoon salt (optional)......You can reduce prep time by using frozen pre-chopped vegetables and jarred garlic.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Chop onion, bell pepper, garlic and carrot and put in large soup pot (at least 6 quarts).
  2. Add diced tomato, cumin, chili powder, cilantro, red pepper flakes and beans to soup pot.
  3. Add quinoa and broth to soup pot.
  4. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat, cover and cook for 30 minutes.
  5. Add spinach and lime juice and cook until spinach is thawed, stirring occasionally.
Most Helpful

5 5

Delish! Very hearty and tasty. At 52 calories a cup or so, you can't beat it. Thanks