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Quinoa Vegetable Stew recipe

Quinoa vegetable stew


Description

This Quinoa Vegetable Stew is the ultimate healthy comfort food! Vegan, gluten free, and full of nourishing vegetables, it’s hearty and filling.


Ingredients

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  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 2 medium potatoes (sweet, white, or red all work), cubed
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons oregano
  • 1 teaspoon marjoram
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 8 cups vegetable broth
  • 3 cups greens, such as kale or baby spinach, chopped
  • 1 cup quinoa, rinsed
  • 23 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

Instructions

  1. Heat the olive oil in a large stock pot or dutch oven.  Add the onion, carrots, celery and 1/2 teaspoon salt and cook over medium heat 5 minutes.
  2. Add the potatoes, oregano, marjoram, the rest of the salt, pepper, and broth.  Bring to a boil and then reduce to a simmer. Allow to simmer about 15 minutes.
  3. Add the quinoa and allow to simmer another 15-20 minutes.
  4. Optional: Take 2-3 cups of the stew and transfer it to a blender.  Blend and then return the blended mixture back to the pot.
  5. Add the chopped greens and lemon juice and cook until the the greens are wilted, about 5 more minutes.  Taste and add more salt and pepper, if desired.  Enjoy!
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/6 of recipe
  • Calories: 264
  • Sugar: 9.7 grams
  • Fat: 8 grams
  • Carbohydrates: 39.2 grams
  • Protein: 9.7 grams