Gluten-Free Quinoa Soup is not only one of the best gluten-free soups, it is comforting any time of the year. It's one of those savory, healthy gluten-free soup recipes you want to curl up with when it's cold outside or you are not feeling well.
Quinoa Soup Recipe
It's cold in many parts of the world in December and January. After a long day of work or being out and about, it's nice to come home to a comforting meal.
It's even better when that meal only has eleven ingredients, is healthy, and super easy to make. Enter this gluten-free soup.
I make my gluten-free quinoa soup with chicken. You can easily swap out the chicken broth for vegetable broth and the chicken for tofu to make this a vegetarian dish.
Just make sure the tofu you use is certified gluten-free. Then it will be a gluten-free veggie soup!
My daughter likes to put mushrooms in her gluten-free quinoa soup, while I like to let mine rest over spinach until the spinach starts to wilt. Since going gluten-free we don't eat past as often.
We do like quinoa pasta, but have found other wonderful meals that we can enjoy that don't require pasta.
We switched out the noodles in our favorite homemade chicken noodle soup for quinoa and now we only eat it that way. You can easily use noodles in this recipe. It's just as amazing.
Is quinoa gluten-free?
I often get asked if quinoa is gluten-free. Yes, quinoa is gluten-free. If you purchase any quinoa products, double check the label to make sure that no gluten containing ingredients were added to the quinoa during processing.
How long does cooked quinoa last?
Cooked quinoa lasts up to one week in the refrigerator. Make sure to store it in a sealed container in the refrigerator. If other ingredients, like meats, are added, it may not last as long.
We love quinoa. It's gluten-free and high in protein. It is also high in fiber, magnesium, B vitamins, iron, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, vitamin E and many other nutrients that make it a great food. It's an annual seed-producing flowering plant grown as a grain crop. It is a pseudo-cereal where wheat and rice are considered a grass. Did you know it's related to spinach? Yep.
How to make gluten-free chicken and quinoa soup
- Cook quinoa according to the package; set aside. In a large saucepan over medium heat, saute onions, garlic, carrots, and celery in olive oil until the onion starts to turn translucent.
- Add the chicken broth, water, and cubed chicken breast.
- Turn stove to high and bring the soup to a boil. Once you reach a rolling boil, turn the heat back down to medium and continue to cook until the chicken is done and separates easily with a fork.
- Add peas and salt and pepper to taste. Continue to cook for 3-4 minutes.
- Remove from the heat and add cooked quinoa.
- Stir until combined. Serve warm.
These numbered steps match the numbered photos above and are for illustration purposes only. Please see the printable recipe card below.
If you like using from scratch ingredients, you might like this recipe for Chicken Stock. For complete ingredients and steps on how to make this gluten-free soup, see the quinoa soup recipe card below.
Can I freeze gluten-free quinoa soup?
Yes, like most gluten-free soup you can freeze gluten-free quinoa soup. The quinoa soup gets a little mushy. If the quinoa absorbs too much of the liquid, simply add more broth after you defrost it.
More gluten-free soup recipes:
- Gluten-Free Cream of Chicken Soup
- Instant Pot Chicken Fajita Soup
- Italian Minestrone Soup
- Chicken Soup from Scratch
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Serving Size: 1 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 295Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 64mgSodium: 873mgCarbohydrates: 24gFiber: 5gSugar: 4gProtein: 30g