Kale, Quinoa & Bean Soup

Why is it about this time of year that makes soup a favourite meal? Is it the weather? Or is it that I get lazy and the simplicity of a one pot meal is so appealing? 

Whatever is it, this kale, quinoa and bean soup is a winner. It is simple and inexpensive to make, has great flavour and is hearty yet healthy. Oh, and its also gluten free.

Enjoy :)

kale, quinoa and bean soup recipe

Kale, Quinoa & Bean Soup
Servings: 4-6

Ingredients:
2 tbsp butter
1 clove garlic, finely minced
2 shallots, finely minced
1 bunch of kale, chopped into bite size pieces
4 cups veggie broth
3 cups water
1 can white navy beans
1/2 cup uncooked quinoa 
1 tsp salt, to taste
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp allspice
1/2 tsp chilli powder
pinch of cayenne pepper (optional)

Instructions:
1.  In a large pot, sauté onions and garlic in butter at medium heat until translucent. 
2.  Add kale and sauté for about 5 minutes.
2.  Add broth, water, beans, salt and spices. Bring to a boil.
3.  Add quinoa and simmer for 20 minutes.
4.  Taste, and add additional salt and spices if necessary.
    kale, quinoa and bean soup recipe

    Linking up with Treasure Tromp for Treat Yo' Self Thursday. Treat yourself with this delish soup!

    6 comments :

    1. That looks super tasty! I bet it would go good with some sourdough toast...obviously not gluten free, haha.

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    2. This sounds really good. Will pin it for me but pretty certain I won't get my husband to eat the Kale!

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    3. This looks delicious! I will have to try it!

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    4. Made this last night Mar! Sooo yummy!! I had a bowl and half and Derek ate the rest.....seriously, there was none left haha. Thanks girl! Xx

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    5. Definitely making this on Sunday!

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    6. Oh that looks delicious! Good thing we've still got some kale left in the garden!

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