French Herb Tomato Soup with Quinoa

This comforting soup with quinoa is finished with fresh tarragon and chives for a simple and satisfying lunch any time of the year.

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Cooking time PREP TIME 15 Mins
Cooking time COOK TIME 20 Mins
Servings SERVES 4
Ready in TOTAL TIME 4


  • 1 bag Success® Quinoa
  • 4 tsp butter
  • 2 shallots, diced
  • 2 small carrots, diced
  • 4 cups sodium-reduced vegetable broth
  • 4 tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped fresh chives
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped fresh tarragon


  • Cozy up to a bowl of something that will keep you warm and satisfied made with a few simple ingredients like sautéed shallots, carrots and tomatoes blended with broth and topped with quinoa and herbs.

    Step 1

  • Prepare quinoa according to package directions.

    Step 2

  • Meanwhile, melt butter in saucepan set over medium heat; cook shallots and carrots for 3 to 5 minutes or until slightly softened. Stir in broth and tomatoes; bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium-low. Cook for 10 to 12 minutes or until vegetables are very tender.

    Step 3

  • Stir in quinoa; return to simmer. Cook for about 1 minute or until heated through. Sprinkle with chives and tarragon before serving.

    Recipe Tips

    For a kid-friendly recipe, substitute basil for tarragon.
    For a smooth soup option, purée soup using a hand blender before adding quinoa.

Homemade Soup

Making your own soup purees at home can be quite simple and this creamy recipe is just that! In just 3 steps and 35 minutes, you’ve got a warm bowl of soup made with fresh ingredients.

To save time while cooking, have all of your ingredients, peeled, sliced, measured and ready to go before beginning so all you need to focus on is what comes next and when to enjoy!

What really takes this soup to the next level are the French herbs sprinkled over the top like chives and tarragon. However, basil can also be substituted in for the tarragon.

Tomato Soup and Cheese

This soup is made with a tomato base perfect for pairing using a slice of crusty bread or you can make it a meal with something cheesy to remind you of a childhood favorite of grilled cheese and tomato soup.

Our favorite combinations for this soup include a Cheesy Chicken and Rice Casserole or even Cheesy Jalapeño Quinoa Cakes.