Watercress quinoa soup with balsamic onions

3 small red onions, finely sliced

1/2c red wine

1/2c balsamic vinegar

1c water

3c boiling water

1t stock powder

1 garlic clove, minced

80g watercress

1/4t ground white pepper

1c white quinoa

put the onions, wine, balsamic vinegar and 1c water in a frying pan. bring to the boil on a high heat then reduce to  a medium heat

cook for 20 minutes until the onions are soft. if the pan gets dry add a little more water

put the water, stock, salt, garlic and quinoa in a pan

simmer for 15 minutes or until the quinoa is very soft

add the watercress, blend with a hand blender

add pepper and salt to taste

cook on a low heat for 10 minutes

to serve put the soup in a bowl and gently place a large spoonful of onions on the top