Low Fat Pea Soup With Quinoa

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 25 mins

Low in fat and high in fiber! We added some diced ham leftover from Easter but even without it this has lots of protein and is quite filling for 2-3 people. Originally from Light & Tasty.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a small saucepan, bring water and quinoa to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for approximately 12 minutes or until water is absorbed.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, saute onion in oil until tender. Stir in broth and peas. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for five minutes or until peas are tender.
  3. In a blender or food processor, puree soup until smooth. If you are doubling the recipe, you may need to do this in batches.
  4. Return all to the pan. Stir in the salt, pepper and quinoa (and diced ham if adding); heat through.
  5. Garnish each serving with 1 teaspoon yogurt or sour cream if desired.
  6. For Vegetarian use the vegetable broth and for vegan omit the yogurt/sour cream.
Most Helpful

Delicious! The best pea soup I have had in a LONG time! The quinoa gives it a great texture. I have already shared this recipe :)

Erin M Ryan January 30, 2013

Everyone (including the kids) loved this! My favorite part is the awesome color. Tripled the recipe and used vegan sour cream. Thanks for a quick dinner!

Three Kids Make Me Crazy January 20, 2013

A perfect soup to make when you haven't been to the supermarket for a while... Healthy, flavorful and quick. I topped mine with some cooked turkey bacon for some smokiness and it was delicious and satisfying. Thank you.

Katanashrp January 13, 2012