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.
This gluten-free quinoa soup is our take on gluten-free chicken soup.
I’m a soup-loving person. If you love soup too, you should also check out my Gluten-Free Spicy Black Bean Soup.
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 youngest daughter loves gluten-free soup. It doesn’t matter what kind of soup it is, or what’s in it. She will eat it. I love that she is adventurous and likes to try new foods. Gluten-Free Quinoa Soup is one of those soups that you can add additional ingredients to, to switch it up. It’s one of our favorite gluten-free chicken soups.
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.
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
- Place quinoa and chicken broth in a small saucepan. Heat on high until it just starts to boil. Place the lid on the pan and turn the heat down to low. Simmer for 13-15 minutes or until all the broth is absorbed; 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 the cooked quinoa.
For complete ingredients and steps on how to make this gluten-free soup, see the 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 gets a little mushy. If it absorbs too much of the liquid, simply add more broth after you defrost it.
More gluten-free soup recipes:
- Busy Mom’s Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup
- Gluten-Free Cream of Chicken Soup
- Instant Pot Chicken Fajita Soup
- Italian Minestrone Soup
Did you make this gluten-free chicken and quinoa soup? I want to know how it turned out and if you added anything different. Please leave a starred review and comment below. It helps me and other readers to see that this gluten-free soup recipe is great.
Happy cooking and baking,
Serving Size: 1 cup
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 295 Total Fat: 8g Saturated Fat: 2g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 6g Cholesterol: 64mg Sodium: 873mg Carbohydrates: 24g Fiber: 5g Sugar: 4g Protein: 30g