Quinoa and Vegetable Soup


This quinoa and vegetable soup with kidney beans is a hearty, satisfying soup that's easy to make.

close up view of Quinoa and Vegetable Soup with peppers and carrots, in a blue bowl
Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 15 mins


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • ½ cup diced carrot

  • ½ cup chopped celery

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 2 (32 ounce) cartons chicken broth

  • 1 (28 ounce) can crushed tomatoes

  • 2 tablespoons dried parsley

  • 1 teaspoon dried basil

  • 1 bay leaf

  • 1 pinch dried thyme

  • 2 cups shredded cabbage

  • 1 (15 ounce) can light red kidney beans, drained

  • ½ cup quinoa

  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese (Optional)


  1. Heat olive oil and butter in a large pot or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add onion, carrot, celery, and garlic; cook and stir until softened, 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in chicken broth, tomatoes, parsley, basil, bay leaf, and thyme; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until heated through, about 5 minutes.

  2. Stir cabbage, kidney beans, and quinoa into the soup. Cover and simmer until quinoa is tender, 30 minutes. Garnish each serving with Parmesan cheese.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

280 Calories
12g Fat
32g Carbs
12g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 280
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 16%
Saturated Fat 4g 22%
Cholesterol 24mg 8%
Sodium 1923mg 84%
Total Carbohydrate 32g 12%
Dietary Fiber 9g 30%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 12g
Vitamin C 24mg 120%
Calcium 174mg 13%
Iron 3mg 18%
Potassium 412mg 9%

* 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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