Ecuadorean Quinoa and Vegetable Soup

Total Time
1hr 15mins
40 mins
35 mins

I have tried several recipes using quinoa and never liked any of them until this one. It is important to rinse this grain very, very well to get rid of the bitter taste. This is an adapted Moosewood recipe.

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  1. Rinse the quinoa very well in a fine mesh strainer under running water; set aside to drain.
  2. Heat the oil in a large soup pot.
  3. Add in the onions and salt; cover and cook over medium heat for 5 minutes--stir every now and then.
  4. Add in the drained quinoa, potatoes, bell pepper, coriander, cumin, oregano, pepper, vegetable stock, and tomatoes; stir to combine.
  5. Cover and bring to a boil; lower heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
  6. Add in the zucchini; cover and let simmer for 15-20 minutes or until the vegetables are tender.
  7. Add in the lemon juice; stir to combine.
  8. Serve.