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This was really excellent! Had a bunch of extra vegetables in the fridge, so I added brussel sprouts, carrots, ginger, garlic, sweet potato and upped the quinoa a bit to compensate. Easy recipe to play with, and it turned out so good. Highly recommend the ginger, it works great with the lemon juice. Also, if you really want to stay really low on calories, you can "steam fry" the onions in 1/4 cup water with the lid on rather than use oil. I never tried that before and was skeptical, but it worked fine and there's plenty of flavor in this soup without the oil. Thanks for posting!

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PatrickG March 31, 2010

Great stuff. Very flavorful, I was skeptical of the lemon but it was great, and I added cilantro. I played kind of fast and loose with the ingredients, a whole quart of stock, 2 smallish red potatoes, a whole red pepper, whole mediumish zucchini, 2 smallish onions, added some mild bulk sausage I had left from breakfast, etc., only really measured the seasonings. I will be making this a lot, with carrots next time and who knows what else. Thanks ratherbeswimmin'.

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Karen Escobar September 01, 2011

This is one of the richest tasting soups we have ever eaten! I followed it to the letter and we just couldn't get enough of it. My husband is still talking about it the next day. Thanks, Carole

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carole in orlando June 24, 2010

I liked this a lot. It's a really good mix of veggies, and I liked the spices. Next time I make it, I'll probably use larger amounts of the spices; also, I added more than the tb. of lemon called for. Thanks for sharing!

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Aunt Cookie March 06, 2009

This was a really pleasant vegetable soup that with the addition of quinoa quite filling. I ended up adding an additional 2 cups of broth beacuse the soup initially resembled gruel with veggies. Used a combination of green and orange peppers which gave a nice appealing contrast to the tomatoes. The lemon was a nice addition and gave the dish a lighter flavor.

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justcallmetoni June 09, 2005

This is a wonderful soup, lots of flavor. I added one more cup of veggie broth and one crished garlic clove. Was a pleasant leftover lunch too the next day. Thank you!

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DragonShoes May 28, 2005

First had this a year ago thanks to javadeb and have loved it ever since. Great every time. I think three cups of stock are fine -- I end up with a stew-like dish that is very filling and satisfying. Also, it freezes well (be sure to make sure there's no air). Many thanks, ratherbeswimmin'! Quinoa rulez!

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jeffzelli May 23, 2014

It was tasty. I added more lemon and spice. Added 2 cloves garlic and a little ginger. More vegetables.

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Ripalrock March 27, 2014

Even my surly children who didn't want soup LOVED this. I made a couple of minor adjustments, adding a handful of chopped jalapeno peppers for a touch of heat, bag of mixed veggies instead of zucchini, and sweet potato instead of regular. Really, really hit the spot! I will definitely be making this again! Thanks!

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viedvacker December 08, 2013
Ecuadorean Quinoa and Vegetable Soup