Creamy Quinoa and Vegetable Soup


This is a very quick and easy soup. Quinoa is a grain found in most health food stores, and many large grocery stores. It is a complete protein containing all 8 amino acids, so serve this soup with a whole-wheat roll for a filling and nutritious lunch.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
2 servings


  • 2 cups beef broth

  • ½ cup water

  • ½ cup quinoa

  • 3 green onions, chopped

  • 1 (8 ounce) can sliced mushrooms, drained

  • 1 cup fresh green beans, trimmed and cut into 1 inch pieces

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh tarragon

  • 1 (5 ounce) can evaporated milk

  • 1 pinch salt and pepper to taste


  1. Bring the beef broth, water, and quinoa to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium, cover, and cook 5 minutes. Stir in the green onions, mushrooms, green beans, and tarragon; continue cooking until the green beans are tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in the evaporated milk, and season to taste with salt and pepper. Simmer 2 more minutes until heated through.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

321 Calories
9g Fat
46g Carbs
17g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 321
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 11%
Saturated Fat 4g 19%
Cholesterol 20mg 7%
Sodium 1350mg 59%
Total Carbohydrate 46g 17%
Dietary Fiber 8g 29%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 17g
Vitamin C 15mg 73%
Calcium 273mg 21%
Iron 4mg 24%
Potassium 918mg 20%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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