Rustic Quinoa Soup

Rustic Quinoa Soup

Rustic Quinoa Soup

1/4 cup Pecan Oil

3 Carrots, sliced

1 Yellow Onion, diced

3 Celery Stalks, sliced

1 cup Quinoa

1 box Vegetable Broth (32 oz)

3 cups Cherry Tomatoes

1 Tbl Sugar

1 can Tomato Sauce (15 oz)

1 tsp Salt

2 cups Kale, chopped

1 cup Pecan Pieces or Pecan Halves

1 Red Bell Pepper, diced

2 tsp Garlic, minced

3 cups Water

Pour 1/4 cup pecan oil into a large stock pot. Add carrots and celery and saute for 5 minutes. Add onion, bell pepper, garlic and salt and saute for 5 more minutes. Add tomato sauce, tomatoes, vegetable broth and bring to a boil. Add quinoa. Cover, reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes. Add water, sugar and kale and simmer for 20-30 minutes. Turn off heat and pour in pecans. Serve hot. Salt and pepper to taste.