So, I was standing my kitchen the other day and going through my fridge. With all this cold weather we have been having, I was craving soup big time. I didn’t want to stand by the oven and make it. I wanted it to be easy! So, I created this awesome crock pot vegetable soup. I threw in some quinoa for a little added protein. The results were awesome!! Seriously, bookmark, pin it, print and make this one!
2 14.5oz cans of diced tomatoes (dump these right into the crock pot there is no need to drain them)
1 6oz can of tomato paste
1 red pepper chopped
1 yellow pepper chopped
1 zucchini chopped
1 small onion chopped
3-4 carrots chopped
2-3 cups of spinach (2 cups if it’s frozen 3 if it’s fresh and loosely packed)
6 cups of vegetable broth/stock
1/2 cup uncooked quinoa
1/2 cup frozen corn
1TBL garlic powder
1/4tsp cayenne pepper
1/4tsp black pepper
salt to taste
Place carrots, zucchini and onion in a food processor and pulse a few times so that the veggies are still a bit chunky. Add the mixture to your crock pot.
Add spinach to food processor and process a few seconds to get the spinach chopped. You could also try using frozen spinach if you don’t have fresh on hand. Add spinach and all remaining ingredients to a large crock pot. If your spinach is frozen you can skip this step.
Cook on high 3-4 hours or low 6-8. THAT’S IT!!
Enjoy! You can freeze this too, but it will be gone very quickly!!