Chorizo & chickpea soup

Chorizo & chickpea soup

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Cooking time

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 10 mins Ready in 15 minutes

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 2

Sizzling Chorizo & chickpea soup

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Freezable
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
366
protein
23g
carbs
30g
fat
18g
saturates
5g
fibre
9g
sugar
0g
salt
4.26g

Ingredients

  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 110g pack of chorizo sausage (unsliced)
  • 140g wedge Savoy cabbages
  • sprinkling dried chilli flakes
  • 410g can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 chicken or vegetable stock cube
  • crusty bread or garlic bread, to serve

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Method

  1. Put a medium pan on the heat and tip in the tomatoes, followed by a can of water. While the tomatoes are heating, quickly chop the chorizo into chunky pieces (removing any skin) and shred the cabbage.
  2. Pile the chorizo and cabbage into the pan with the chilli flakes and chickpeas, then crumble in the stock cube. Stir well, cover and leave to bubble over a high heat for 6 mins or until the cabbage is just tender. Ladle into bowls and eat with crusty or garlic bread.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, October 2006

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leebos's picture
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Definitely fry the chorizo first and add in the red and yellow pepper... my family has now named it the number one soup!!

ktmartin's picture
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A really hearty and warming dish.

chocolicious's picture
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yum! Added paprika was definitely a good call. A meal in a bowl - love it

chri3859's picture
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Really tasty soup, and a good cheap one too (I'm a student so that matters!). I used paprika (about half a teaspoon) instead of chilli as I'm not a huge fan of spice, but it tasted lovely none-the-less. Took slightly longer to make than the recipe suggested, but that may have been because I cooked the chorizo first, drained off the majority of the fat, and then followed the recipe after that! Very scrummy, lots of flavour, relatively healthy and simple to make - definitely a winner in my book!!

lou_463's picture
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This is a great soup that was quick to make. I didn't have cabbage, but I used kale instead and served with a sun dried tomato and olive bread. It was very tasty and I will be making it again very soon.

evebottomley's picture

A dash of sherry vinegar and chipotle paste really gave this some Mexican heat. I opted for kale for rather cabbage which worked really well!

humble_macca's picture
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Really yummy and easy! I sometimes add cubes of potato instead of chickpeas or spinach instead of cabbage or kale! I like to add smoked paprika to enhance the chorizo spice. Doing it with Passata is good too!

gemstone800's picture

How much is a can of water?

jannaspanner's picture

I love this soup, it's more of a chowder actually. It's sooo simple to make. Literally throw ingredients together and leave to heat through. very healthy and packed with iron.

cerijones08's picture

I have made this a few times and I do agree the basic recipe lacks something. I fried the chorizo and chillies and added a red pepper, substituted the cabbage for curly kale and added white fish and used Pasta instead of tined tomatoes. Then left this all simmer for longer 30 – 40 minutes to let the flavours infuse. Delicious! In my opinion recipe is best used as basis for adding your favourite veggies/meat/fish and spices too.

julesthenorweegie's picture
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Made this for the first time not very long ago, and absolutely loved it! I call it pizza soup, as it has that tomato-roundness to it, and the lovely chorizo. Also made it last night, takes me by surprise how much flavour you get from so few ingredients. Instead of the cabbage, I used gem lettuce - works a treat as well!

ruaridhsmum's picture

Followed the recipe to a T the first time - it was not good! Serious changes need to be made to stop it being a tin of tomatoes with lumps of fatty chorizoin it. I fry the chorizo (as a few people above also do) with onions and garlic. Then add tomatoes, chickpeas, red pepper, sweetcorn and savoy cabbage with a stock cube and leave it to simmer. It's absolutely delicious and perfect for a winter tea!

curlybex's picture
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absolutely blooming delish!!! cooked off the chorizo 1st and added a red pepper & a clove of garlic. I used spinach instead of cabbage. will definitely make this again :)

janker's picture
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Lovely warming soup - really simple to make

janker's picture
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Lovely warming soup - really simple to make

janker's picture
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Lovely warming soup - really simple to make

lilmssquirrel's picture
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Sorry, but I absolutely didn't like this. Really really disappointed :( As others have said, it was bland and watery. I ended up throwing extra spices at it but nothing could rescue it.

eleanormayo's picture
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I used cooking chorizo which I diced and fried off before adding the stock and tomatoes. I also added tomato puree and 'lazy chillis' instead of dried. Definitely a keeper!

markinireland's picture
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Fantastic and easy to make, as others have suggested this is very adaptable. Great to put together quickly if guests drop by and you need something good in a hurry

sutty's picture
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So easy I think even my boyfriend could manage to make it! I think it needs a bit more of a kick so will add more chilli next time I think

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