This quick mushroom quinoa soup is not only easy to make, it also includes five of the six foods Dr. Joel Fuhrman refers to as G-BOMBS. G-BOMBS is a catchy acronym devised to help us remember the health-promoting foods we should eat every day. It stands for:
Check. This quick mushroom quinoa soup includes chopped baby spinach.
Got ‘em. This quick mushroom quinoa soup has some lovely chickpeas.
Yup. We’ve got some chopped onions in there.
Uh. I hope this one is obvious. We’ve got some baby bellas.
Nope. No berries. Berries are good. But not in mushroom soup!
Yes! We snuck this one in. Quinoa is often referred to as a grain, but it is actually a seed!
Quick Mushroom Quinoa Soup
This quick mushroom quinoa soup can be made in about 30 minutes. It offers a nice balance between a tasty broth and meaty ingredients you can chew on. With the low sodium vegetable broth and chickpeas (just drain them, don’t rinse them) I don’t find the need to add salt. But you can add some salt at the table if you wish.
- 32 oz low sodium vegetable broth
- 8 oz sliced baby bella mushrooms
- 1 cup baby carrots, chopped
- 2 stalks of celery, chopped
- ½ medium onion, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, crushed
- ½ cup quinoa, rinsed
- 1 can chickpeas, drained
- 2 handfuls of baby spinach, chopped
- 1 tsp. dried thyme
- ground black pepper and sea salt to taste
- Add vegetable broth, mushrooms, carrots, celery, onion and garlic to a large sauce pan, cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and cook with lid vented for 10 minutes.
- Stir in quinoa and continue to cook on medium-low with lid vented for 10 minutes.
- Stir in chickpeas, spinach and thyme and cook for 5 minutes.
- Remove from heat, cover and allow to rest for about 5 minutes.
- Add ground black pepper and sea salt to taste when serving.
Note: I do not include nutrition information with my recipes because I subscribe to the theories presented in the book Whole and believe we should focus on eating a variety of whole foods instead of counting calories or keeping track of individual nutrients.