Sweet Chilli Veg Quinoa Soup

This is my favourite uni lunch at the moment. I shoved it all together one Saturday and now I can’t stop craving it. It’s super duper cheap and super duper easy to make too. It feels really hearty and warming during the day and I bet it’s even better at night with some bread and a Bridget Jones movie. (Now I know what I’ll be doing tonight.)


Ingredients | For one hungry student

  • 170g quinoa
  • 1/2 white onion
  • 7 cherry tomatoes
  • 1 pepper
  • However much chilli you like
  • 1/2 carton chopped tomatoes
  • 1tbsp tomato puree
  • 1 vegetable stock cube
  • 3tbsp honey
  • A pinch of pink Himalayan salt


  1. Roughly chop the onion and fry it in a medium pan for 2 minutes before adding the tomatoes that have now been cut in half. Chop up the pepper into small chunks and add that to the pan. Stir often!
  2. Boil the kettle with water that equates to double the amount of quinoa and an extra 150 ml to mix in with the stock cube later. Pop the quinoa into a small pan and once the kettle is boiled, simmer for 12 minutes, adding more boiling water when necessary and stirring often
  3. Stir in the 150ml water with the vegetable stock cube and add to the veggies, followed by the chopped tomatoes and the tomato puree. Stir!
  4. Chop up the chilli- keeping the seeds if you wish to. I use homegrown chillis my friend gave me which are super strong so I use just less than half- cut into teeny tiny bits. Add to the soupy sauce
  5. Spoon in the honey and then a pinch or so of salt
  6. Once the quinoa is done, pop it into a bowl and add the veg and sauce. Stir it in to make a hearty soup full of all the good stuff that makes cold uni houses feel much warmer.

~ Kat ~


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