Hello old and new friends! I’m excited to be a part of another season of the virtual vegan potluck happening today. I’m a part of the soup group this time around and I’m sharing this delicious quinoa lentil soup starring two of my favorite ingredients, quinoa (of course!) and lentils.
If you’re unfamiliar with the virtual vegan potluck, you’re in for a treat. Over 150 bloggers have teamed up to share their favorite vegan recipes. At the bottom of my post (below the recipe) you can choose to click forward or backward to view even more great recipes. All our blogs are linked so you can keep clicking forever or until you get hungry enough to make one of these delicious meals. Hope you enjoy.
This quinoa lentil soup is super hearty, I feel like it should almost be called a stew instead of a soup. It sticks to your ribs and the mild spiciness from the chipotle and cayenne keeps you warm. Perfect if you’re like me and are always cold in the winter months. Anyone else sleep with a heating pad on their feet and drink tea all day long?
There is something about the spices that also makes this soup feel homey and comforting. I added chipotle and turmeric, not two spices that you usually see together but they married perfectly. The mix of quinoa and lentils also makes for a thicker, more interesting soup.
Serve with a piece of crusty bread, if you’re into that sort of thing. Top with cilantro and hot sauce for more heat. I can also see this tasting delicious with a little bit of coconut milk added at the very end.
Now it’s time to enjoy the rest of the potluck.
Click back to enjoy another soup recipe at Veggie Bon Vivant.
Click forward to see what Anna is cooking up over at Herbivore Triathlete.
Thanks for stopping by.
And as always, enjoy and exhale!