Lentil + Quinoa Soup

Gluten Free

Ingredients:

8 cups Pacific Foods organic + gluten free vegetable broth (so 2 boxes, I used low sodium)
1 bag lentils, rinsed
2 cups cooked Trader Joe’s organic red quinoa (or any quinoa)
1 28oz can RedPack all natural crushed tomatoes in thick puree
3 cups chopped fresh swiss chard
1 onion chopped
1 ½ cups chopped celery
1 large peeled & chopped yam/sweet potato
¾ cup chopped fresh parsley
5 whole cloves garlic (you could mince. . . I didn’t so i could remove after)
3 tbsp apple cider vinegar
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tbsp paprika
1 tsp thyme
1 tsp cumin
3 bay leafs (remove after cooking)
cracked black pepper to taste

Directions:

Grab your pot and sauté onions and garlic in extra virgin olive oil till translucent, add in celery and sweet potatoes and cook for an additional 5 minutes. . .then add all remaining ingredients EXCEPT the cooked quinoa. . .simmer on low
heat for about 30 minutes or until lentils/sweet potatoes are tender. . . then add in quinoa and remove bay leafs. . .fresh cracked pepper to taste. . .simple, easy, warm deliciousness.

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