This delicious, lemony spring soup is light and creamy without adding dairy. For a meal-in-a-bowl, it lends itself beautifully to some cooked, diced chicken or cooked shrimp. Stir in and warm thoroughly before serving.
Wine Pairing: Covert Farms 2014 Sauvignon Blanc/Semillion, Oliver, BC
Tip: Looking for an even creamier soup? Purée quinoa and broth with handheld blender before proceeding with the rest of the recipe.
In heavy-bottomed saucepan, heat oil. Add onion and sauteu0301 over medium heat for 2 minutes, or until softened. Do not brown. Add garlic and stir for 1 minute. Stir in quinoa to coat. Add 6 cups (1.5 L) stock and bring to a gentle boil. With lid ajar, simmer soup for 10 minutes, until quinoa is tender.
Stir in leek, carrots, and peas. Cover and continue to simmer just until vegetables are tender crisp but still brightly coloured, about 4 minutes. Reduce heat to low.
Meanwhile, dissolve cornstarch or arrowroot in 1/2 cup (125 mL) water. Stir in lemon juice.
In small saucepan, heat remaining 2 cups (500 mL) stock. Do not boil. Remove from heat.
In large mixing bowl, beat eggs with electric mixer until fluffy. Beat in cornstarch mixture. Reduce speed to medium-low and gradually beat in the 2 cups (500 mL) of hot broth. You donu2019t want it to curdle.
Over low heat, slowly stir egg mixture into hot soup, stirring constantly until thickened and creamy and warm. Do not boil. Remove from heat and fold in spinach until wilted. Sprinkle with chives or dill. Add salt and pepper to taste.
This recipe is part of the Eat Organic collection.
Adding farro, with its nutty bite, is a delicious and convenient way to increase your soup’s fibre and nutritional value. This hearty soup is the perfect remedy to a cold January day. Lemon and chervil add a bright contrast to the fibre-packed earthy flavours. Farro timesaver With a long cooking time, it’s worth it to cook a larger amount of farro and freeze it in small-portioned batches which can be thawed quickly. Using a ratio of 1:4 farro to water, cook on medium-high heat until farro is al dente, in a similar manner to the way you would cook pasta. Drain, rinse, portion, and freeze for later use. To thaw, simply run frozen farro under water or add directly to soup.
Oven-roasted delicata squash makes a crispy treat atop this green salad. As its name suggests, this squash has a thin, delicate skin that’s tasty when cooked. Pomegranate molasses, an ingredient common in Lebanese and Middle-Eastern cuisine, brings a sweet and sour flavour to the dressing. No pine nuts? Use squash seeds! Simply collect about 1/4 cup (60 mL) seeds from cleaned squash, rinse, and mix with 1/8 tsp (0.5 mL) of the spice mix used to roast the squash and 1/2 tsp (2 mL) olive oil. Roast at 425 F (220 C) on parchment-lined baking sheet for 20 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes.
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