Tag: Ginger

Quinoa Soup

PERUVIAN QUINOA SOUP

This simple Quinoa soup is tasty, healthy and satisfying.

PERUVIAN QUINOA SOUP

  • 30 ml Cold Pressed Olive Oil (Extra Virgin)
  • 1 large Onion (Diced)
  • 2 Medium Carrots (chopped)
  • 3 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 0.5 inch Ginger (peeled and minced)
  • 2 stalks Celery (chopped)
  • 125 grams Quinoa (Uncooked, rinsed thoroughly)
  • 1000 ml Vegetable Stock
  • 5 grams Dried Oregano
  • 1.25 grams Smoked Paprika
  • 2 medium Red Potatoes (cut into half inch chunks)
  • 250 grams Cabbage (Coarsely chopped)
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 65 ml Fresh Cilantro (Coriander) (roughly-chopped)
  1. In a large pot, heat the oil.
    Add the onion, garlic, ginger, carrots and celery.
  2. Saute on medium heat until the onions begin to brown ( 7 – 10 minutes)
  3. Add the Quinoa and toast – stirring often, until the seeds brown slightly ( 5 minutes)
  4. Add the stock, oregano, paprika,potatoes and cabbage.

    Bring to the boil – then reduce the heat to medium-low.

  5. Simmer the soup for 20 – 25 minutes – until the vegetables are fork-tender.
  6. Taste and adjust seasoning – then stir in the chopped Cilantro and serve.
Before you cook Quinoa, you should always soak it in boiling water for 5 + minutes – then rinse well under cold running water. This helps to remove the bitter taste.

Kumera & Lentil Soup

KUMARA AND LENTIL SOUP

This soup is a family favourite. So quick and easy to prepare and takes only 20 minutes to cook.

KUMARA AND LENTIL SOUP

  • 5 ml Cold Pressed Olive Oil (Extra Virgin)
  • 1 small Red Onion (chopped)
  • 1 large Kumara (chopped into small pieces)
  • 250 ml Red Lentils
  • 250 ml Vegetable Stock
  • 750 ml Water
  • 5 ml Ginger powder (ground)
  • 5 ml Turmeric (ground)
  • 5 ml Coriander (ground)
  1. Add onions to Oil in large heated saucepan, stir until onion is soft. Add the three spices.
  2. Add the water and kumara pieces.
  3. Add red lentils and bring to the boil.
  4. Cover and reduces heat and simmer for about 20 minutes (until Kumara is soft.

KUMARA AND CARROT SOUP

This soup is very flavoursome and warming with these spices.

Kumara and Carrot Soup

  • 1 Medium Red Onion (Diced)
  • 1 Small Green Chilli (Diced)
  • 15 ml Fresh Ginger (grated)
  • 5 ml Ground Cumin
  • 5 ml Ground Coriander
  • 2.5 ml Ground Turmeric
  • 2 Large Carrots (Peeled and chopped)
  • 3 Large Kumara (Peeled and chopped)
  • 750 ml Vegetable Stock
  • 1 medium Lemon (Juiced)
  • 1 handful Fresh Parsley (for garnish)
  • 10 ml Cold Pressed Olive Oil (For saute onions)
  1. Heat Oil, saute onion till clear , chilli and ginger
  2. Add cumin, coriander and Turmeric and stir
  3. add carrot and kumera and toss well
  4. Add vegetable stock – bring to the boil and simmer 25 minutes
  5. Just before you remove from the heat – stir in the lemon juice.
  6. When served – garnish with fresh parsley.