Golden Soup

Golden Soup

Serves 4


50g quinoa
2 medium onions
1 large carrot, peeled & diced
1-2 celery sticks, diced
2 garlic cloves, peeled & finely chopped
200g sweetcorn
1 tsp mustard seeds or powder
1 tsp coriander seeds or powder
2 tsp cumin seeds or powder
1 tsp smoked paprika
½ tsp chilli powder
2 tsp turmeric powder
1 tbsp coconut/olive oil
1 litre vegetable stock
1 x 400g can coconut milk
Juice of 1 lime
Salt & pepper



  1. Heat the oil in a large pan, add the onions and spices (if using seeds crush or grind first to release oils and flavour) and fry for 5 minutes.
  2. Add carrots, celery, garlic and quinoa, and stir, making sure that everything is coated in the spices.
  3. Season with salt and pepper, fry for a couple more minutes then add the stock and bring to the boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 15 minutes.
  4. Add the sweetcorn, coconut milk and lime juice, bring back to the boil and cook uncovered for 5 minutes. You could add more stock in place of the coconut milk.