Quinoa Soup from Ecuador

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by Dina Cohen

My friend from Ecuador made it for us and I tried to replicate it with much success. It's now one of my favorite soup to make. If you like a creamier soup, you can make it with 3 cups soy milk and 1 cup water.

Top Review by Serah B.

Wow, this was such an amazing soup and so simple to put together! I needed a fast recipe for a potluck, and this came together in under 30 minutes. The flavor was surprisingly complex for how few ingredients are needed! I made a few minor changes/additions: I added a little white wine as I was sauteing the onions; used almond milk rather than soy; added two extra cups water with two extra tsps vegetable broth powder to make it less thick; I didn't quite have a whole cup of quinoa, so I added about 1/4 cup red lentils; used a can of diced tomatoes rather than fresh. Yum, yum, yum! Thank you for posting this!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Rinse quinoa 3 times and drain well.
  2. Saute the onion in the olive oil for 5 minutes. Add the salt and cumin.
  3. Add the quinoa, potatoes, tomatoes, water and soy milk.
  4. Bring to a boil for about 5 minutes, then cover and let simmer until potatoes are tender.
  5. You may add water or milk if necessary.

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