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
- 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!
- 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
- 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!
- 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
- Spoon in the honey and then a pinch or so of salt
- 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 ~