Pressure Cooker Vegetarian Mexican Quinoa Soup
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 1 yellow onion, chopped
- 2 celery stalks, chopped
- 3 carrots, chopped
- 2 jalapeño peppers, deseeded and chopped
- 3½ cups water
- 2 (15 ounce) cans diced tomatoes
- 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
- ½ cup dry white quinoa
- ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
- 2 teaspoons ground cumin
- 1 teaspoons fine sea salt
- freshly ground black pepper to taste
For best results, we recommend using:
- Heat olive oil in a pressure cooker to Sauté. Cook and stir onion, celery, carrots, and jalapeño peppers in hot oil until softened, 6 to 7 minutes.
- Stir water, tomatoes, black beans, quinoa, cilantro, cumin, and sea salt with the vegetable mixture.
- Lock pressure cooker lid in place, turn steam vent handle to Sealing, and select Pressure Cook on High for 8 minutes. Let pressure release naturally before removing lid. Season chili with pepper to serve.
Garnish with chopped cilantro, lime, and whatever other toppings you desire. Using citrus and fresh herbs are great tricks for adding flavor while still following a vegetarian/vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, or low-carb diet.
What others are saying
Alli Shircliff says:
My one-year-old loved this! I thought I had quinoa in the pantry, but alas I did not. So I used jasmine rice instead and was just as delicious. I will be making this again.
Tina Kidd says:
This was delicious! I cut the ingredients in half and used jarred jalapeños instead of fresh and it came out phenomenal. I also blended half of the soup but left some of it unblended for texture. A squeeze of lime before serving added even more flavor.
Rebekah C says:
I changed things up a little because I don’t have a pressure cooker, and I only made one serving. But the combination of all the ingredients was reallyyy good!
Santana Williams says:
Definitely recommend blending when it's finished. Lots of good flavor and easy to make. I sautéed garlic too, and deglazed the pot with chicken broth before adding the beans and other ingredients.
Dominique M says:
I used an immersion blender to puree the soup all the way. It had really good flavor, not too spicy. Going to make it again soon.
Jordan Clark says:
I really liked this quinoa soup. I used black beans, tomatoes, carrot, and celery, but left out the jalapeño. If you really like the flavor and spice of cumin, add a little extra. It's amazing!
Laura Griffin says:
This vegetarian quinoa soup was really good. It had really delicious, authentic Mexican flavors with the jalapeño and cumin. It's perfect when you want something quick and easy. The pressure cooker makes quinoa in no time.
Katie Hason says:
This soup was really delicious! I love how versatile quinoa is. I almost hesitated using two jalapeños, but I am glad I did because it added delicious flavor without being overwhelming. The cumin and cilantro also gave it great flavor. I also used an immersion blender to puree the soup a little, but not too much, so that it still retained some its original texture. It was perfect!