Recipe: Quinoa Vegetable Stew

quinoa vegetable stew

This stew is so warming and satisfying on a chilly day. True comfort food, yet so healthy for you!

1/2 large yellow onion, chopped
1 large carrot, chopped
1 large celery stalk, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1.5 lb. purple, red, yellow fingerling potatoes, cut into bite-size pieces
1/2 cup quinoa
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp dried thyme
1/4 tsp ground turmeric
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
8 oz (1/2 package) frozen butternut squash , thawed and mashed
4 cups vegetable broth
2 cups baby spinach
sea salt to taste

Add onion, carrot, celery and garlic to large pot with small amount of water and cook to soften (about 5 minutes)
Add the potatoes and stir for 3 minutes
Add quinoa, oregano, thyme, turmeric and black pepper
Turn heat to high and bring to a boil, cover pot and reduce heat to simmer, 20 minutes
Add butternut squash and baby spinach and cook 5 minutes longer uncovered
Let stand for 10 minutes before serving

Adapted from a recipe in:  Superfood Soups: 100 Delicious, Energizing & Plant-based Recipes

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