Southwestern Quinoa Chowder

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by Starrynews

A warm, filling soup with a zip – great for cold weather! If you prefer a little less spicy heat, feel free to reduce the cayenne pepper to your taste.

Top Review by pthompson_burke

Very satisfying veg soup! I doubled the recipe, but stirred in leftover cooked quinoa near the end. The cayenne was too much for my family. I also added a can of diced tomatoes.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil in a pot. Saute onion and garlic until onion is translucent.
  2. Add poblano chili and red pepper, and sauté 2-3 minutes, until softened.
  3. Add quinoa and broth. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer 15 minutes.
  4. Stir in corn, cumin, chili powder, cayenne pepper, and milk and simmer an additional 5-10 minutes uncovered, until thickened. Stir occasionally.
  5. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  6. Serve warm, garnished as desired with cilantro, tomato, and cheddar cheese.

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