Pinto Bean & Quinoa Soup

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(Use organic ingredients whenever possible).

This soup is filled with feel-good ingredients like lean chicken, whole-grain quinoa, and hearty pinto beans. Simple, yet satisfying, this soup is very high in fiber and provides complex carbohydrates and protein, along with nutrients like iron, magnesium, and folate.

Yields8 ServingsCategory
 ½ cup diced green onions (can use bulb onions instead)
 2 tbsp olive, sunflower, grapeseed, or other cooking oil
 9 cups water
 2 lbs chicken or chicken bones
 3 cloves garlic, minced
 3 tbsp green onion, diced
 3 tsp gingerroot, minced
 12 tsp sea salt
 1 cup chicken, chopped and cooked (optional)
1

In a medium sized pot add oil and onions and cook until onions are opaque.

2

Add water and the rest of the ingredients.

3

Cook for approx. 1 to 1.5 hours. (Using presoaked pinto beans will reduce cooking time).

4

Garnish with shredded carrots, diced spinach or red bell peppers.

*Cooking times can vary based on the batch size.

Eating nutritionally can be quick, convenient, and cost effective. For hints and tips please see our Convenient Use Tips and Cooking Tips .

Ingredients

 ½ cup diced green onions (can use bulb onions instead)
 2 tbsp olive, sunflower, grapeseed, or other cooking oil
 9 cups water
 2 lbs chicken or chicken bones
 3 cloves garlic, minced
 3 tbsp green onion, diced
 3 tsp gingerroot, minced
 12 tsp sea salt
 1 cup chicken, chopped and cooked (optional)

Directions

1

In a medium sized pot add oil and onions and cook until onions are opaque.

2

Add water and the rest of the ingredients.

3

Cook for approx. 1 to 1.5 hours. (Using presoaked pinto beans will reduce cooking time).

4

Garnish with shredded carrots, diced spinach or red bell peppers.

Pinto Bean & Quinoa Soup
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