Embarking on a culinary adventure, we present a vegetarian delight – the "Protein-Packed Vegetable Soup with Quinoa." This vibrant dish blends hearty vegetables, flavorful herbs, quinoa, and protein powder for a nutritionally balanced and satisfying experience. Perfect for vegetarians and protein enthusiasts alike, this soup redefines comfort food.
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 onion, finely chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 carrots, diced
2 celery stalks, diced
1 zucchini, diced
1 cup green beans, chopped
8 cups vegetable broth
1 can diced tomatoes, undrained
1 cup cooked quinoa
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon dried rosemary
Salt and pepper to taste
2 scoops of Osoaa unflavored protein powder
Fresh parsley, chopped
Sauté Aromatics: In a large pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and garlic, sautéing until the onion becomes translucent.
Vegetables: Add carrots, celery, zucchini, and green beans to the pot. Stir and cook for about 5 minutes, allowing the vegetables to slightly soften.
Broth and Tomatoes: Pour in the vegetable broth and add the undrained diced tomatoes. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to simmer.
Quinoa and Seasoning: Add the cooked quinoa, dried thyme, dried rosemary, salt, and pepper to the pot. Allow the soup to simmer for an additional 15-20 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld.
Protein Powder Addition: Once the soup is fully cooked, turn off the heat. Gradually sprinkle Osoaa protein powder into the soup while stirring continuously to prevent clumps. Continue stirring until the powder is fully dissolved.
Adjust Seasoning: Taste the soup and adjust the seasoning as needed. Add more salt and pepper if desired.
Serve: Ladle the protein-packed vegetable soup into bowls. Garnish with fresh chopped parsley for a burst of freshness.
Enjoy: Serve the soup hot and enjoy a hearty and protein-rich vegetarian meal. This soup is not only nutritious but also a delightful way to incorporate more protein into your diet.
Feel free to experiment with different vegetables and protein powder options to suit your preferences and dietary needs.