Puree of Green Things Soup with Quinoa and Pepper Relish Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Puree of Green Things Soup with Quinoa and Pepper Relish Recipe
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Puree of Green Things Soup with Quinoa and Pepper Relish

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"I threw this together one night, using leftover green veggies from the fridge. Broccoli is the main flavor, complemented by a topping of quinoa and pan-grilled red pepper with lime juice. This can easily be made vegetarian by using vegetable broth instead of chicken broth."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins
  • READY IN

    1 hr

Directions

  1. Bring the quinoa and 1 1/3 cups water to a boil in a saucepan over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the quinoa is tender, and the water has been absorbed, about 15 to 20 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, heat 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil in a large soup pot over medium heat. Stir in the onion, parsnips, and celery; cook and stir until the onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in the broccoli, season with salt, and cook a few minutes until the broccoli darkens and begins to soften. Pour in 1/4 cup of water, and continue cooking until the broccoli is just cooked through. Once tender, stir in the green onions, lettuce, spinach, garlic, and chicken broth. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer until all of the vegetables are soft, about 15 minutes.
  3. While the soup is simmering, prepare the garnish by heating a cast iron grill pan over medium-high heat. Toss the bell peppers and shallot halves with 2 teaspoons of olive oil, and sprinkle with salt. Place into the hot grill pan, and cook until slightly blackened and tender, turning once. Remove from the pan, and chop. Stir the chopped pepper mixture together with the lime juice in a small bowl. Season to taste with black pepper, and set aside.
  4. Pour the soup into a blender, filling the pitcher no more than halfway full. Hold down the lid of the blender with a folded kitchen towel, and carefully start the blender, using a few quick pulses to get the soup moving before leaving it on to puree. Puree in batches until smooth and pour into a clean pot. Alternately, you can use a stick blender and puree the soup right in the cooking pot.
  5. To serve: ladle soup into bowl. Top with a small scoop of quinoa and the red pepper relish.
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Jan 15, 2012

This soup is SO flavorful and tastes like it must have something unhealthy in it, even though it doesn't! Definitely a favorite.

 
Feb 21, 2012

I made this recipe. It is first very time consuming and expensive. Can anyone say Pizza night? I am sorry it was just not for us. I did manage to salvage the quinoa and garnish. Mixed those two ingredients together which were very tasty, but the soup will be thrown out. From now on, I will make sure I prepare a recipe that has been reviewed more prior to spending so much cash and effort.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 282 kcal
  • 14%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 45.7 g
  • 15%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 8.5 g
  • 13%
  • Fiber
  • 11.9 g
  • 48%
  • Protein
  • 11.3 g
  • 23%
  • Sodium
  • 192 mg
  • 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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