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Slow Cooker Kale and Quinoa Soup

A protein-packed, vegan-friendly, slow cooker soup filled with kale, quinoa, beans and tomatoes.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time8 hrs
Total Time8 hrs 10 mins
Course: Soup
Servings: 6 -8

Ingredients

  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa rinsed
  • 2 14.5 oz cans petite tomatoes
  • 2 15 oz cans Great Northern Beans rinsed and drained
  • 1 onion diced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 t Italian seasoning
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 cups water
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 lb kale chopped

Instructions

  • In the slow cooker, add the quinoa, tomatoes, beans, onion, garlic, Italian seasoning, bay leaves, vegetable broth, water, salt and pepper. Stir to combine.
  • Cover and cook on low heat for 7 - 8 hours or on high heat for 3 - 4 hours.
  • In the last 15 minutes, add the kale and stir. Once the kale has wilted, the soup is ready.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

Note: For a shortcut, you can buy the prechopped kale in the bag.
Recipe Source: Damn Delicious and Chelsea's Messy Apron