Chunky Vegetable and Quinoa Slow Cooker Soup

Chunky Vegetable and Quinoa Slow Cooker Soup

This slow cooker soup is great for meal planning because it can be made ahead of time and frozen in serving-size containers.  That way you can just grab a small container to bring to work each day.  Instead of trying to thaw out an entire large container of soup!  This vegetable soup is also vegan and gluten free.  I bet it’s possible to make this in the pressure cooker as well.  If anyone tries this, please report back in the comments!

Yields: 5-7 servings

Ingredients:

  • cups vegetable broth
  • cups diced tomatoes
  • sweet onion diced
  • celery stalks, chopped
  • medium-sized carrots, chopped
  • medium sweet potato, peeled and chopped
  • cup green beans
  • red bell pepper, chopped
  • 3 tsp. minced garlic
  • 2-3 tsp dried parsley
  • sea salt to taste
  • 1/2 cup quinoa

Directions:

  1. Put all ingredients, except the quinoa, into a slow cooker.
  2. Cook on high for about 2-3 hours.
  3. Add the quinoa for the last 12 minutes of cooking.
  4. Once the quinoa is cooked, the soup is ready.