Monday, November 14, 2011

Moroccan quinoa soup


Although I confess to not being a huge soup fan, there are definitely some soups that I enjoy, particularly those of the thick, hearty variety.  The soup in this  post, Moroccan Quinoa Soup, came about because I thought I had lentils, chickpeas and cannellini beans to use up in the pantry. The recipe is from All Recipes, at this link. As it happens, I was wrong about the lentils - I went to make the soup and found that the lentils I thought I had were not there.  By that stage, I had mentally committed to making this soup, so my brain immediately went to the red quinoa that I have had in my pantry since a French Fridays with Dorie recipe called for it.  Why not substitute quinoa for the lentils?

I made the recipe exactly as stated, except that I used quinoa in place of the lentils.  The end result was a thick, rich, texture-ful soup that was hearty and filling.  I loved it!

6 comments:

Trix said...

Well, I am a huge soup fan and this sounds great!

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

I prefer thicker soups if they're going to replace dinner and this one looks just the ticket :)

The Blonde Duck said...

I love lentils...I've never tried quinoa!

yummychunklet said...

This sounds and looks delicious.

Johanna GGG said...

great substitution - never would have thought of this but now I must remember your ingenuity if I find myself in a similar situation

Elaine said...

I would have never thought to substitute quinoa for the lentils. It is still a new ingredient for me and I bought another bag that I need to make some recipes with. I really enjoy thick, hearty soups and this one looks delicious.