Quinoa Minestrone Soup
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 20 minutes
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
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Ingredients for Single Meal

  • 2 - Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 - small white onion(s)
  • 2 - celery
  • 2 - garlic cloves
  • 4 - whole carrots
  • 1/2 - lb(s) green beans
  • 1 - 15 oz. can(s) tomato sauce
  • 1 - Tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 6 - cup(s) vegetable stock
  • - Salt and pepper
  • 1/2 - cup(s) quinoa**
  • Side: - salad**
  • 1 - gallon-size freezer baggie(s)
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Cooking Directions for Single Meal

  1. Rinse the quinoa with cold water in a strainer. This is to remove any bitter taste.
  2. In a large saucepan, heat the olive oil and saute the onion, celery, garlic and carrots for 4 to 5 minutes. Stir in the green beans, tomato sauce, Italian seasoning and chicken stock. Bring to bubbling.
  3. Once bubbling, add the rinsed quinoa and let bubble over medium heat for 15 to 20 minutes, or until quinoa is cooked.
  4. Remove soup from the heat and prepare to spoon into serving bowls.
  5. Serve Quinoa Minestrone Soup with side salad.

Freezeasy Meal Prep Directions

  1. Chop 2 white onions.
  2. Peel and chop 8 whole carrots.
  3. Slice 4 celery stalks.
  4. Trim 1 lb. green beans.
  5. Open 2 cans of tomato sauce.

To each gallon-size plastic freezer baggie, add the following ingredients:

  • Half of the chopped onion
  • Half of the chopped celery
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • Half of the chopped carrots
  • Half of the trimmed green beans
  • 1 - 15 oz. can tomato sauce
  • 1 Tbsp Italian seasoning blend
  • 6 cups chicken or vegetable stock
  • Do NOT add quinoa at the time of freezing.

Remove as much air as possible and seal. Add label to baggie and freeze.

Freeze & Thaw Instructions

Put baggie in the freezer and freeze up to 6 months in fridge freezer or 12 months in a deep freezer. Thaw in a warm bowl of water for about 20 minutes, before transferring all the ingredients to a large saucepan or stockpot. Reheat the soup base and add the rinsed quinoa and cook for 15-20 minutes, as directed.

Dairy-Free Modifications

Recipe is dairy-free when served with dairy-free sides.

Gluten-Free Modifications

Recipe is gluten-free when served with gluten-free sides.

Printable Label Recipe Title

Quinoa Minestrone Soup

Printable Label Instructions

Thaw before adding to Dutch oven or saucepan. Reheat the soup base and once it is bubbling, stir in the rinsed quinoa. Let cook over medium heat for 15-20 minutes, or until quinoa is cooked through.
Serve with salad.

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