30 Minute Tomato Quinoa Soup

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30 Minute Tomato Quinoa Soup

This 30 Minute Tomato Quinoa Soup recipe is an irresistible and cozy vegetarian or vegan meal!

30 Minute Tomato Quinoa Soup - Way better than a can! Complete Vegan or Vegetarian meal!/ Running in a Skirt

Hi friends!

With cooler weather on the horizon, we’re approaching full-on soup season in my house.  I’m a big fan of making easy and delicious homemade soup this time of year…  it’s generally healthy, satisfying and way better than something from a can or box.  I love soup for a weekday meal because it makes leftovers that reheat well, is packed with healthy clean food and is usually really easy to make.  This 30 Minute Tomato Quinoa Soup is no exception.

Sure, you can bust out a can of soup… but would it look and taste like this?  Not to mention you can control the ingredients that way and make sure you are getting more nutrients in your food!

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Why you’ll love my Tomato Quinoa Soup recipe…

Tomato soup alone is pretty fabulous in my opinion.  But the quinoa in this is an easy addition that really makes this soup alone a balanced meal.  You get added protein and nutrients plus it makes it more filling.  I cook and store the quinoa separately from the soup so you can put a nice hearty dollop in the middle.  I find it much more satisfying this way.

Even with this being homemade there are only ten ingredients in this Tomato Quinoa Soup, so it can be on your table in a snap.  If you are trying to get more veggies in you could add some hidden carrots even stir in some fresh kale at the end, but I love the traditional flavors here.

The Tomato Quinoa Soup simmers for about 15 minutes, but if you have more time, let it simmer on the stove for even more flavor.  To get the smooth tomato flavor use an immersion blender.  I actually use an immersion blender all the time to make quick soups!  I have this one that is less than twenty bucks.

Using this kitchen tool is so much easier than transferring the hot soup into a blender.  You can drop this tool right into the soup!  It’s one of my favorite kitchen gadgets.

I topped the Tomato Quinoa Soup with pepitas or pumpkin seeds in the photo, which is great if you are vegan.  If you aren’t a nice sprinkle of parmesan cheese would also taste pretty darn fabulous!

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I hope you enjoy this easy Tomato Quinoa Soup this fall and for years to come!  It’s one recipe that is a regular rotation at my house.


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30 Minute Tomato Quinoa Soup

Julie Wunder
This 30 Minute Tomato Quinoa Soup is an irresistible vegetarian or vegan meal!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 300 kcal


  • 2 cups cooked quinoa, cooked according to package instructions, add a pinch of salt
  • 2 tablespoons butter, or vegan butter alternative
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 medium shallots, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 28 oz cans whole tomatoes
  • 2 cups low sodium vegetable broth
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (or to taste), divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper (or to taste), divided
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds


  • Heat butter in oil over medium heat until butter melts.
  • Add the shallots to the pan and saute 2-3 minutes, until the shallot is soft. Add a pinch of the salt and pepper.
  • Add the garlic and stir until just fragrant. About 30 seconds. Be careful not to burn the garlic.
  • Add the tomatoes, broth and Italian seasoning to the pan. Turn heat to high and allow to almost boil.
  • Return heat to medium-low and simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • With an immersion blender, puree soup until smooth. You can also work in batches using a regular blender.
  • Serve with a spoonful of quinoa in the soup and a pumpkin seed garnish!  If you are not vegan you can also add some parmesan cheese.


You can substitute sweet onions for the shallots.


Calories: 300kcalCarbohydrates: 33gProtein: 8gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 343mgPotassium: 622mgFiber: 6gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 428IUVitamin C: 20mgCalcium: 102mgIron: 4mg
Keyword Tomato Quinoa Soup
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By | 2020-10-15T13:02:55-04:00 September 19th, 2018|All Vegetarian, Dinner, Food, Lunch, Soups, Vegetarian Meals|66 Comments


  1. Leslie October 22, 2020 at 4:40 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    What a great recipe to try! I love a good tomato soup recipe and I’m dying to try the added quinoa! Genius!

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  5. Geetha Priyanka September 21, 2018 at 8:02 am - Reply

    5 stars
    Yum Yum!!! I love tomato soup, started to include quinoa in my diet. Combo of tomato and quinoa sounds absolutely delicious and irrestible. I am saving this recipe to try next week.

  6. Amanda September 20, 2018 at 9:35 am - Reply

    5 stars
    Love tomato soup and the addition of quinoa is a fantastic idea!

  7. Caroline September 19, 2018 at 4:57 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    I love homemade tomato soup and quinoa is a great way to make a bit more of a meal of it.

  8. Ramona September 19, 2018 at 11:39 am - Reply

    5 stars
    A truly wonderful recipe. I have to say I love the combination of quinoa and tomato soup and the addition of pumpkin seeds makes it even more nutritious and gorgeous. Lovely, lovely recipe. Thank you for sharing. 👌

  9. Jacqui September 19, 2018 at 11:31 am - Reply

    5 stars
    I agree – tomato soup alone is a super dish already but your soup looks incredible! I love dishes that are rich in nutrients so this is a great addition to my soup collection! Thank you 🙂

  10. Maureen @ Maureen Gets Real September 19, 2018 at 9:04 am - Reply

    I got an immersion blender for my birthday but it’s a little hard to use in soups in the middle of July lol. Now that the temps are going to be cooling off, I can’t wait until I can break it out!

  11. Lisa Ballantyne September 19, 2018 at 8:53 am - Reply

    Would you believe I’ve never tried quinoa? I had never even “heard” of it until it was mentioned in a post on Facebook at one point! I know–what rock have I been hiding under, LOL?!? But there’s a first time for everything, right? And this soup looks beyond delicious! Tomato is one of my favorite soups too; always has been so that’s a plus!

    Have a great Hump Day, Julie! Take care of yourself and those precious babies you’re soon to finally meet! You are in my prayers!

  12. Vicky January 18, 2017 at 3:42 am - Reply

    5 stars
    I like this food! A hot soup for brwakfast after running back is great.

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  15. easypeasylifematters September 29, 2015 at 11:55 pm - Reply

    What a fun twist on tomato soup! Can’t wait to give it a try! 🙂

    • JulieWunder October 4, 2015 at 10:54 am - Reply

      Thanks! I hope you enjoy it! Great to see you today!

  16. Susanna @Zealous Mom September 29, 2015 at 8:42 pm - Reply

    This looks amazingly delicious! I have pinned and plan to make sooner than later.

    • JulieWunder October 4, 2015 at 10:54 am - Reply

      Thanks Susanna! I hope you love it as much as I do!

  17. Rachel September 28, 2015 at 1:35 pm - Reply

    Yum, another great recipe to share today! Love tomato soup and I’ve recently discovered my love for the immersion blender. Thanks again for linking up with Annmarie and me for Meatless Mondays!

    • JulieWunder September 29, 2015 at 7:24 pm - Reply

      Thanks Rachel! The immersion blender is one of my favorite tools!

  18. Mary Ellen @ VNutrition September 28, 2015 at 10:00 am - Reply

    Ooh! This looks tasty! I love anything quinoa so I’m going to have to try this soon. The weather here just got much cooler so this is on my to-make this for the week.

  19. Faith VanderMolen September 28, 2015 at 9:38 am - Reply

    Oh yum! This look so hearty and flavorful! Perfect for fall:)

    • JulieWunder September 29, 2015 at 7:01 pm - Reply

      Thanks Faith! It’s so good and so quick to throw together!

  20. Annmarie September 28, 2015 at 8:27 am - Reply

    OMG. This looks so good! It’s never occurred to me to put quinoa in tomato soup

  21. Jessie September 28, 2015 at 1:02 am - Reply

    5 stars
    I’m not the biggest soup fan, but I think this recipe alone may have converted me! It looks delicious. I love the ingredient list as well. I wonder if Joshua would be into it since it does contain quinoa.. which he somehow hates. Silly man!

    • JulieWunder September 29, 2015 at 3:44 pm - Reply

      Thanks Jesse! My hubby has quinoa issues too. He’ll eat it, but gets a little grumpy about it.

  22. Jess @hellotofit September 27, 2015 at 3:07 pm - Reply

    Thanks for linking up to Foodie Friday! I love using the immersion blender for soups 🙂 it completely heightens the texture!

  23. Andrea September 27, 2015 at 9:28 am - Reply

    I love my imersion blender too. That and my bagel guillotine- use them fairly often.

    • JulieWunder September 27, 2015 at 8:58 pm - Reply

      My parents had one of those– I forgot how useful that is!

  24. Sue @ This Mama Runs for Cupcakes September 26, 2015 at 8:00 am - Reply

    This looks so good!! I don’t have an immersion blender but I could probably use my vitamix!! Definitely trying as soon as it gets a little cooler!!

  25. Sam @ PancakeWarriors September 25, 2015 at 3:04 pm - Reply

    Yesss this is so simple!! I love tomato soup this time of year! Perfect for chilly nights!

    • JulieWunder September 25, 2015 at 6:23 pm - Reply

      Thanks Sam! Simple flavors are the best sometimes!

  26. Lauren September 24, 2015 at 10:24 pm - Reply

    This sounds so yummy! I have never thought to add quinoa to soup before.

  27. Runaway Bridal Planner September 24, 2015 at 8:02 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    This looks amazing! I know if I make it, mine won’t look quite as pretty:)
    Homemade soups are the best! My favorite homemade soup is a toss up, I really love this mexican soup our family makes, and the other one is a chicken cream, (I know you probably cringe to it, being Vegan) but I like it, I just don’t eat it often because it’s not very healthy it has a lot of cream cheese in it:(
    Thanks for sharing, I’ll have to hang onto this one!

    • JulieWunder September 25, 2015 at 4:43 pm - Reply

      I’m actually a pescatarian (vegetarian who eats seafood) with a serious cheese addiction 🙂 So other than the chicken, that sounds tasty! Have a great weekend!

  28. heather September 24, 2015 at 1:16 pm - Reply

    I make a Olive Garden copycat tuscana soup, it is better than their’s. I love my Kitchenaid Mixer. I have had it forever. I love soups they are such a great dinner and bonus: usually there are leftovers..thanks for the recipe.

    • JulieWunder September 25, 2015 at 4:39 pm - Reply

      Oh yum!! I bet that’s amazing. I love the leftovers too.

  29. [email protected] September 24, 2015 at 1:06 pm - Reply

    I love soups, especially in the fall and winter months! I’ve actually never made a tomato soup before. Can you believe it? And I don’t have an immersion blender. Both of those things need to change ASAP!

    • JulieWunder September 25, 2015 at 4:38 pm - Reply

      It’s sooooo easy and tastes way better than the can! You can put it in a big blender, but it’s a pain!

  30. Susie @ SuzLyfe September 24, 2015 at 11:56 am - Reply

    I must admit, I’ve got a hand blender and it has not been that good to me. Though it is super cute! I think maybe I just need more time with it!

    • JulieWunder September 25, 2015 at 4:38 pm - Reply

      Haha! What happened????? Did you lift it out of the soup?

  31. Sarah @ Sweet Miles September 24, 2015 at 11:27 am - Reply

    Holy moly this soup looks delish!!! I LOVE a good tomato soup in the fall and this one looks like it would tasty might fine alongside my favorite grilled cheese!

    • JulieWunder September 25, 2015 at 4:37 pm - Reply

      Mmmm…. You can’t go wrong with that combo!

  32. Jamie September 24, 2015 at 10:01 am - Reply

    So yummy. I love the idea of adding quinoa for more staying power. I love carrot ginger soup, but pair some tomato soup with a grilled cheese and you have my favorite childhood meal! 🙂

    • JulieWunder September 25, 2015 at 4:37 pm - Reply

      Carrot ginger sounds amazing! I need to make that one next! Tomato soup and grilled cheese is still a legit dinner in our house 🙂

  33. Andrea B. September 24, 2015 at 9:24 am - Reply

    This looks really good.

    I can’t have quinoa right now (Whole30) but when I can maybe I’ll give it a try.

    Also sharing w. my brother, the quinoa expert! And pinning to my quinoa board. That word starts to look funny if you type it enough. 😉

  34. Farrah September 24, 2015 at 9:23 am - Reply

    I’m all about the delicious soups in the fall and winter! <3 This looks awesome, and yay for quinoa! :D!!

    This is totally random, butttt are you by chance free on November 7th or 8th-ish? I'm going to be in NC for interviews on the 6th and 9th, and thought it'd be fun to check out some of Asheville over the weekend! 😛

    • JulieWunder September 25, 2015 at 4:35 pm - Reply

      Thanks!! I’m not 100% sure– there is a possible trip that weekend but send me an e-mail closer to time and hopefully we can meet up!

  35. [email protected] September 24, 2015 at 9:22 am - Reply

    Omg this looks delicious and so festive for fall! I just got my hubby into quinoa — he had never really tried it before. Finding interesting ways to incorporate it into meals is a mission I’m on right now. Plus, tomato soup is so comforting and wonderful. Beautiful pictures! 🙂

    • JulieWunder September 25, 2015 at 4:32 pm - Reply

      Thanks Erin! My hubby tolerates it. It was much easier at the beginning of the Sam’s size bag I bought 🙂

  36. Pragati // Simple Medicine September 24, 2015 at 9:14 am - Reply

    This sounds amazing! I love tomato soup and soup in general. It’s so filling! As soon as it cools off in Florida I’ll be making this. Hopefully sooner rather than later…

  37. Tomato soup is my all time fave! Bring on soup season

  38. Blane Sherer September 24, 2015 at 6:17 am - Reply

    I agree soups are great especially when they are homemade.
    They reheat well and you can change up what you eat with the soup.

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