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Tomato and Quinoa Soup

I got this recipe from a YouTube video Allison Pacino made. I never thought to use spaghetti sauce as a base for tomato soup and thanks to her, it’s now a favourite of mine. I modified hers a bit. Feel free to add whatever veggies you like to it, I think almost anything would work.


  • 500 g jar of tomato-based spaghetti sauce (I used spinach and cheese but I think any kind would work well
  • 3 c. water
  • 1/2 c. frozen corn (it’s just easier and it’s better for you than canned)
  • 1/4 c. quinoa (you could use rice if you want but there are more benefits with quinoa)
  • a handful of sliced mushroom (how’s that for a measurement???)


Rinse quinoa in a sieve until the water runs clear. Mix all ingredients in a microwave-safe dish and microwave for 5 minutes. Stir. Microwave for an additional 5 minutes or until quinoa is cooked (times depend per microwave).

You can cook all ingredients in a medium pot on the stove for about the same amount of time. If you want a thinner soup, add more water until the desired consistency is reached (about 1/2 c. at a time).

Category: Soups and Stews