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Quinoa Apple Cheddar Soup

This delicious Quinoa Apple Cheddar Soup is perfect for fall or cooler months.
Course Soup
Cuisine Quinoa
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 305kcal
Author Wendy Polisi

Ingredients

  • 1 onion chopped fine
  • 1 large apple peeled and chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 3 1/2 cups chicken broth or vegetable
  • 1 cup unsweetened apple juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 8 ounces cheddar cheese or Daiya
  • 3 slices gluten free bread
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • Chopped Chives

Instructions

  • Spray a large pot with olive oil and add onion and apple. Cook until the apple is soft, about 8 to 10 minutes. Add quinoa, broth, apple juice, thyme, crushed red pepper, salt and pepper and bring to a simmer. Cover and cook for 10 minutes. Add all but 1/4 cup of the cheese and cook over low until melted. Allow to cool slightly then working in batches, puree in a blender.
  • Meanwhile, preheat the broiler. Spread mustard on bread and top with remaining cheese. Cook until cheese is melted and then cut into 1” squares.
  • Ladle soup into bowls and then top with croutons and chives.

Notes

Servings 6, Calories 227, Fat 6.2g, Carbohydrates 29.3g, Protein 14.7g, Cholesterol 8mg, Sodium 1095mg, Fiber 3.2g, Sugars 10.5g, WW Pts 6

Nutrition

Calories: 305kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 42mg | Sodium: 1217mg | Potassium: 327mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 460IU | Vitamin C: 12.7mg | Calcium: 317mg | Iron: 1.5mg