Hi friends!!! Got another recipe blog ready here for you!
Even though the warm weather is upon us, I still love making up a huge batch of healthy, hearty and delicious soup. Its easy to heat up in the week and you can add many things from veggies to grains to beans, to really pack it full of nutrients, vitamins and fibre!!
I came up with this delicious black bean, quinoa and potato “But where do you get your protein?” soup and it really hit the spot. Give it a try and I hope you enjoy it as much as we did 🙂
STEP 1 – Gather your ingredients. For this we used a cup of quinoa, white wine vinegar, 5-6 cloves of garlic, 3 stems of spring onion, 3 bay leaves, 2 cups of black beans, 5 potatoes, salt, pepper, chilli and any other spices to taste.
STEP 2 – With a little water or veggie stock (we are trying to not cook with much oil anymore) sauté the white parts (and a little green) of the spring onions and crushed garlic until browned and fragrant. We soaked the black beans in water for a day and they need to be bought to boil and then simmered for between and hour to an hour and a half.
STEP 3 – Add 3L of veggie stock, about half of the black beans, a dash of white wine vinegar, salt, pepper and mix with a stick blender.
STEP 4 – Once blended (does not have to be perfectly smooth), add the rest of the black beans, chopped up potatoes, chilli powder (enough to taste for personal preference), a cup of quinoa, 3 bay leaves and any other spices you may enjoy. Bring to boil and let simmer for 30 minutes.
STEP 5 – Once the potatoes and quinoa are cooked to preference, remove the bay leaves and garnish with some spring onion (green, leafy part). Enjoy alone or with some buttered breadstick.
I hope you enjoy this heart, healthy and hot soup as much as we did.
Until next time smile, eat well and be kind to animals 🙂