Quinoa Apple Cheddar Soup

Prep time: 10 minutes / Cook time: 30 minutes / Serves: 6 Category: , ,

Directions

  1. Spray a large pot with olive oil and add onion and apple. Cook until the apple is soft, about 8 to 10 minutes. Add quinoa, broth, apple juice, thyme, crushed red pepper, salt and pepper and bring to a simmer. Cover and cook for 10 minutes. Add all but ¼ cup of the cheese and cook over low until melted. Allow to cool slightly then working in batches, puree in a blender.
  2. Meanwhile, preheat the broiler. Spread mustard on bread and top with remaining cheese. Cook until cheese is melted and then cut into 1” squares.
  3. Ladle soup into bowls and then top with croutons and chives.

Ingredients

  • 1 onion, chopped fine
  • 1 large apple, peeled and chopped
  • 1½ cups cooked quinoa
  • 3½ cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 cup unsweetened apple juice
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 8 ounces cheddar or Daiya cheese
  • 3 slices gluten free bread
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • Chopped Chives

Nutritional Information

  •  Calories 227
  • Fat 6.2 g
  • Carbohydrates 29.3 g
  • Protein 14.7 g
  • Cholesterol 8 mg
  • Sodium 1095 mg
  • Fiber 3.2 g
  • Sugars 10.5 g
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