The Friday before last I got wisdom teeth out. Since then I have been on a liquid/soft diet. So, we've had a lot of soups. This was probably my favorite out of the new ones I tried.
Zuppa of Farro With Tomatoes and Spinach
1 tsp Olive Oil
1 medium onion, finely chopped
4 medium sized carrots, finely chopped
3 ribs celery, trimmed and finely chopped
2 cans fire roasted diced tomatoes
4 cups chicken broth
1 cup quinoa
4. cups chopped spinach
salt and pepper
2 tbsp parmesan cheese
Heat the oil in a heavy soup pot over medium-high heat.
Add the onions, carrots, and celery, stirring until the onion begins to soften, 2-3 minutes.
Add the tomatoes and broth and stir in the quinoa.
Bring to a boil, reduce the heat to medium-low, cover the saucepan, and simmer until the quinoa is tender - about 30 minutes.
Stir in the spinach and cook until the spinach is tender, about 5 minutes longer.
Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Garnish each serving with some cheese, if desired.
163 calories per serving without cheese
Makes 6 servings