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Chorizo & chickpea soup

Chorizo & chickpea soup

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

Easy

Serves 2
Sizzling Chorizo & chickpea soup

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal366
  • fat18g
  • saturates5g
  • carbs30g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre9g
  • protein23g
  • salt4.26g
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Ingredients

  • 400g can chopped tomato

    Tomato

    toe-mart-oh

    A member of the nightshade family (along with aubergines, peppers and chillies), tomatoes are in…

  • 110g pack of chorizo sausage (unsliced)

    Chorizo

    chore-reeth-oh

    A coarsely textured spiced pork sausage widely used in Spanish and Mexican cooking. It is made…

  • 140g wedge Savoy cabbage
  • sprinkling dried chilli flakes
  • 410g can chickpea, drained and rinsed
  • 1 chicken or vegetable stock cube
  • crusty bread or garlic bread, to serve

    Garlic

    gar-lik

    Part of the lily, or alium, family, of which onions are also a member, garlic is one of the most…

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.

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Comments (110)

dianec76's picture

Very tasty and filling start to my 'Only having soup for dinner diet'! I added a little smoked paprika for an extra smokey flavour. Will definately be having this again but maybe with some differnt ingrediants next time.

paulajanejones's picture
5

This is so very good.

theshadow330's picture
5

As many others have said, this as an beautifully versatile dish. Those who think it's too bland have most likely used bland/cheapish chorizo. Gently frying it also improves the flavour - without you having to add the fat after frying. Just don't crisp the slices of chorizo too much as you still want some chewyness. This is also brilliant for quick meals for the army of friends who descend on you without notice.

katerous's picture
5

Loved that! As others suggested I added a chopped red pepper, used spinach rather than cabbage. Doubled up the recipe using 2 tins tomatoes and added a little smoked paprika and chilli powder rather than flakes. Local shop had just slices of chorizo and chopped and fried a little first worked out great. Pleased I've plenty left for work lunch now!

katerous's picture
5

Loved that! As others suggested I added a chopped red pepper, used spinach rather than cabbage. Doubled up the recipe using 2 tins tomatoes and added a little smoked paprika and chilli powder rather than flakes. Local shop had just slices of chorizo and chopped and fried a little first worked out great. Pleased I've plenty left for work lunch now!

leebos's picture
5

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
4

A really hearty and warming dish.

chocolicious's picture
4

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

chri3859's picture
4

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
4

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
5

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
5

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
5

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
5

Lovely warming soup - really simple to make

janker's picture
5

Lovely warming soup - really simple to make

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