This recipe comes courtesy of a Donna Hay magazine. I used 1 cup of quinoa which made for a very VERY thick soup but I wasn't disappointed. Personally I prefer it done this way but not sure you can technically call it a soup but perhaps a quinoa casserole! I have adjusted the recipe to 1/2 cup quinoa to make it more soup like. I am loving that my kids are willing to eat different kinds of foods now too. Once upon a time had I dished this up I am sure their noses would have turned but tonight their bowls were cleaned then wiped out with fresh bread. Eb x
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- ½ cup quinoa rinsed well
- 200g bacon chopped
- 1 onion peeled and halved
- 2 garlic cloves
- 400g sweet potato peeled and diced
- 1 tsp chilli flakes
- 50g Quirky Chicken Stock Paste
- 1lt water
- 2 handfuls of spinach leaves
- Coriander for garnish
Add onion and garlic to bowl and chop on Speed 7 for 3 seconds. Add bacon and cook for 10 minutes at Varoma on Reverse Speed 1 No MC.
Add remaining ingredients except spinach and cook for 25 minutes at 100deg Reverse Soft Speed.
Pour into Thermoserver and place spinach leaves on top. Put lid on and allow to rest prior to eating.
Serve with fresh bread.
Note: You can add 1 cup of quinoa for a thicker consistency and more filling soup.