This Slow Cooker Quinoa Veggie Soup recipe is truly a delicious meal for those not so warm days. The warmth of great flavors and succulent taste of the individual veggies marrying together, makes this bowl of goodness completely irresistible. Loaded with quinoa, kale, tomatoes, carrots, onions, white beans; this recipe reminds you of the reason why eating your veggies (by themselves!) isn't such a bad idea after all. Not to mention, everything is made in a slow cooker, which means that you can easily set it and forget it! All vegan ingredients.
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Who doesn't love a good Slow Cooker meal, right? I mean, how easy is it to just throw your ingredients inside and set it to whatever time needed and let it do it's thing on it's own without worrying about anything? Seriously---you couldn't ask for a better way to make a meal and this Slow Cooker Quinoa Veggie Soup is the perfect indulge!
Honestly, I rarely use my Slow Cooker, but I understand the definite need for it and of course the trend that's happening and seems to be here to stay.
I’m such a HUGE fan of soup, so of course, I am really excited to share this recipe with you all. There’s nothing like a hearty plant-based veggie soup, and this recipe is the epitome of that.
If you’ve been an avid reader of Orchids + Sweet Tea, then you’re probably aware of the delicious soup options that are on our site. And honestly, this soup is just so irresistible and flavorful. I mean—-gosh! I don’t know about you, but I love FLAVOR and COMFORT, and this soup brings out all of that and MORE.
If you're not well aware of the options here, I recommend checking out one of these soups:
To make this Slow Cooker Quinoa Veggie Soup, you'll start by draining and rinsing those beans. Then you'll get your Slow Cooker and heat it up at your desired setting. Sauté the veggies and then the remaining ingredients for the soup and cover. Let it simmer for a the alotted time and wallah!
Here’s what you’ll need to make this Slow Cooker Quinoa Veggie Soup recipe:
Here, I’ve curated a list of cooking + baking essentials that I use to achieve my favorite baked goods or cooked meals, especially with this Slow Cooker Quinoa Veggie Soup. Everything from my fave high-powered blender, baking sheets, wooden spoons, mixing bowls, and more. SEE THEM HERE!
It’s super easy to make.
Simple set + forget it in the Crockpot aka Slow Cooker—-Simmer, Simmer, Simmer!
Is completely dairy-free, vegan and gluten-free.
Perfect Fall + Winter vibes!
Jam-packed with nutrients.
Comes loaded with other great tasting veggies—like carrots, kale (or spinach), onions, and tomatoes, etc.
Did I mention that it’s just TOO GOOD TO NOT GRAB A BOWL + ENJOY?
When it comes to this Slow Cooker Quinoa Veggie Soup recipe, I love using white beans like cannellini beans, however, there are actually 4 types of white beans that can be used:
Out of all of the beans, Navy (Pea) Beans are perfect for creamier dishes since they mash really well while cooked. While Northern Beans are bit bigger in size than Cannellini Beans, but they are neutral in that they take on any flavor of the dish they're added to.
Just know that any of these four types of beans are perfect for soups like this one.
The nice thing about this Slow Cooker Quinoa Veggie Soup is that it's very easy to customize depending on what's in your fridge! Here are some easy swaps and additions to make this vegetable soup your own:
Turmeric is an amazing ingredient to incorporate into your dishes, especially in this soup. The health benefits that derive from this simple ingredient is so awesome. But if you’re wondering, what turmeric is and where you can find it—no worries. Let’s talk!
Turmeric is the spice that gives curry its yellow hue. That’s right—it creates that bright yellow color all on it’s own. The main ingredient in turmeric—curcumin, is where all the incredible benefits lie.
Benefits include -
This Slow Cooker Quinoa Veggie Soup recipe is great for meal prep! Pack fully cooled leftover vegetable soup into an airtight container. Store it in the fridge for 2-3 days. Reheat servings on the stove or in the microwave to serve.
You can also freeze leftover soup for up to six months. To defrost, let the soup defrost in the fridge. Then reheat on the stove or in the microwave.
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Slow Cooker Quinoa Veggie Soup.