Watercress Quinoa Soup With Balsamic Onions

Vegan Chef Day

Watercress quinoa soup with balsamic onions

Packed with delicious contrasting flavours, this soup is a wonderful meal all by itself.

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 45 minutes
Serves: 2


  1. 3 small red onions, finely sliced
  2. 1/2 cup red wine
  3. 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  4. 1 cup water
  5. 3 cups boiling water
  6. 1 tsp stock powder
  7. 1 garlic clove, minced
  8. 80g watercress
  9. 1/4 tsp ground white pepper
  10. 1 cup white quinoa


  • Put the onions, wine, balsamic vinegar and 1c water in a frying pan. Bring to the boil on a high heat then reduce to a medium heat
  • Cook for 20 minutes until the onions are soft. If the pan gets dry add a little more water
  • Put the water, stock, salt, garlic and quinoa in a pan
  • Simmer for 15 minutes or until the quinoa is very soft
  • Add the watercress, blend with a hand blender
  • Add pepper and salt to taste
  • Cook on a low heat for 10 minutes
  • To serve put the soup in a bowl and gently place a large spoonful of onions on the top

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