Monday, December 29, 2014

Soup recipe .....

I love eating soup
and especially during the cold winter months
here's a new recipe I tried......don't know
who to give credit to but thank you, it's delicious!!
This is an easy and fast soup to put together
my only tip......have everything ready, chopped, measured out, etc.
makes it so much easier
tablespoon olive oil
1 yellow onion, diced medium
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup chopped fresh tomato
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/2 cup quinoa
1 large carrot, cut in to 1/4 inch pieces
2 bay leaves
4 cups vegetable broth, divided
1 - 24 oz can black beans
1/2 cup chopped cilantro, plus extra for garnish
preheat a 4 quart pot over medium. Saute onion in olive oil with a pinch of salt for about 5 minutes, until translucent. Add garlic and saute with the onions for a few seconds. Then add tomato, cumin, oregano and red pepper flakes and cook for a minute or so, just to break down the tomatoes a bit.
Add quinoa, carrots and bay leaves and then pour in 2 cups of the broth. Cover and bring to a boil. Let boil for 5 minutes or so. Add the remainder of the broth, the black beans with their cooking liquid and the cilantro. Cover, bring to a boil, then remove the lid, lower heat to simmer and cook for 10 more minutes.
Remove bay leaves and serve topped with crushed tortillas, avocado and cilantro.
We did not use crushed tortillas but we did top with chopped cilantro.
below the onions, garlic and tomatoes cooking
this soup is wonderful.......I will be making this a lot!