Quick Quinoa Soup recipe for One Person

Some people don’t like leftovers so here’s a quick and easy recipe for a delicious, healthy, hearty vegan soup. There are no unhealthy fats, no oils and everything is cooked in one pot. For anyone worried about getting enough protein, this soup is protein-packed with whole-plant protein (20 grams of protein).


1/2 cup quinoa, uncooked

2 cups filtered water or vegetable stock

3/4 cup thinly sliced green cabbage

2 green onions, chopped

1 medium-sized carrot, peeled and thinly sliced

5 large mushrooms, washed and sliced, stem removed (optional)

few dashes each of oregano, garlic powder and tarragon

1/4 cup frozen peas

1 cup chopped fresh spinach

1-2 tablespoons coconut aminos

Place all ingredients except for peas, spinach and coconut aminos in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to low and cook for 13 minutes. Add peas and spinach and cover. Cook for another 2 minutes or until spinach is wilted. Remove from heat element and let sit for 5 minutes. Taste soup to see if it needs more flavor.

Pour into a large bowl and eat right away with a spoon.

You can use vegetable stock instead of adding water, but I don’t use store-bought stock because they contain oils and/or preservatives. I add 1-2 tablespoons of coconut aminos, oregano, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika and tarragon to make my own flavorful and fresh stock.

Nutritional information (source: cronometer.com)

Calories: 451 Protein 20 grams Net carbs: 68 grams Fat: 6 grams

2 Comments on “Quick Quinoa Soup recipe for One Person”

    • Coconut aminos is a sauce that is similar to soy sauce or tamari, but with less salt and a sweeter taste. I prefer coconut aminos over soy sauce/tahini because those soy sauce/tahini are too salty. You can find coconut aminos in most grocery stores. My favorite brand of coconut aminos is from Coconut Secret.

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