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Quinoa Soup from Ecuador
From: Dina

My friend from Ecuador made it for us and I tried to replicate it with much success. It's now one of my favorite soup to make. If you like a creamier soup, you can make it with 3 cups soy milk and 1 cup water.


  • 1 cup raw quinoa
  • 1 big onion, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tomatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1 vegetable bouillon cube
  • 6 potatoes, cubed
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups soymilk

Rinse quinoa 3 times and drain well.

Saute the onion in the olive oil for 5 minutes. Add the salt and cumin.

Add the quinoa, potatoes, tomatoes, water and soy milk.

Bring to a boil for about 5 minutes, then cover and let simmer until potatoes are tender.

You may add water or milk if necessary.