Quinoa and Chickpea Soup

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 40 mins

All the goodness and protein of a grain and a pulse combined, with a lovely tomato taste and rich texture.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Saute the onions in olive oil until soft.
  2. Add garlic, paprika and cayenne pepper and cook for 2 minutes stirring continuously.
  3. Add tomato puree, chopped tomatoes, stock and quinoa and bring to the boil.
  4. Simmer for 30 minutes.
  5. Add parsley, coriander and lemon juice and blend with a hand blender.
  6. Add the chick peas, serve when they are warmed through.


Most Helpful

Great soup! I think I used about 1/3 cup of quinoa, by the way. Just two notes: it's a good idea to rinse quinoa before you cook it, because it has a bitter-tasting powder on it before it's rinsed; and I used about 1 cup of chopped onion (there is no onion in the ingredient list, but it's mentioned in the instructions). Thanks for sharing!

Aunt Cookie May 09, 2008

this soup is absoloutely delicious! i didn't have any fresh tomatoes or parsley, so i used a tin of diced tomatoes and a teaspoon of chopped mint, and swapped the regular paprika for smoked paprika and added a chooped onion. this one is definately going in my cookbook. thanks posting!

dazed.confused July 13, 2009

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