Lentil Quinoa Soup

Happy Foodie Monday!

I needed to come up with a meal that was yummy and contained lots of iron. My Mom had gotten a call that her anemia was bad and she needed to supplement with a vitamin and iron rich foods.

I did a quick google search, hoping that some stuff I had in my pantry were high in iron. And was happy to find lentils, white beans, quinoa, cumin, and turmeric fit the bill.

So I whipped up this delish high iron soup that just so happened to be vegan as well!

Here is what you’ll need:

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  • 2 cups lentils
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 3 carrots chopped
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 6 garlic cloves chopped
  • 1  32 oz. container of vegetable broth
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp 21 Seasoning Salute
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp ginger powder
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/2 lemon juiced
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

First you need to prep some stuff. Wash and sort your lentils, and then add your quinoa.

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Then chop your onion, garlic, and carrots and put them in soup pot with 2 rounds of EVOO to sauté.

 

Throw in the lentils and quinoa and all the seasonings except the bay leaves. Cook this up for about 3 minutes before you add the stock and bay leaves.

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Let the soup cook on a medium simmer for about 45 minutes until thickened. Then add the can of white beans and juice of 1/2 lemon. Let it simmer on low for 15 more minutes and it’s ready.

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It was so good, even my 4 year old (who is super picky) loved it. This hearty soup, is also great for these freezing cold days we’ve been having in the Northeast.

I hope you like this recipe. For more cooking ideas , check out our past recipes. And if you make any of our recipes, make sure you tag us on social media by using the hashtag #nerdandlace.

Enjoy!
Silvia

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