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By: Laura Moss on June 21, 2011, 7:44 a.m.
quinoa soup

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Backpacker's Quinoa Soup

This healthy and delicious vegetarian soup is enough to satisfy any backpacker’s belly.
Backpacker’s Quinoa Soup


  • 1/4 cup cooked and dehydrated quinoa
  • 2 tablespoons freeze-dried corn
  • 2 tablespoons dehydrated mixed vegetables
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vegetable bouillon
  • 1 teaspoon dried cilantro
  • 1 packetTrue Lime
  • 1avocado
  • salt and pepper
  1. At home: Combine dry ingredients in a locking plastic bag. Carry the avocado separately.
  2. On the trail: Bring 1 1/2 cups water to a boil. Add the dry ingredients to the water, stir, and allow to rehydrate. Dice the avacado and stir it into the soup. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Serves 1-2


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