Chorizo & chickpea soup

Chorizo & chickpea soup

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(129 ratings)

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


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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  • 400g can chopped tomato



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

  • 110g pack of chorizo sausage (unsliced)



    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



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


  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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riddler's picture
4th Oct, 2017
Quick, simple, filling, healthy and tasty. I just added a little passata too for more liquid
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The Walkers
26th Sep, 2017
Tasty enough and on the table very quickly.
10th Jun, 2017
I quite enjoy this soup as something quick and easy to make. Sometimes when I want to cook with Chorizo I find the recipes are quite heavy for my tastes. However, instead of starting off with water I fry the chili flakes with onions and garlic and then add ready made stock along with the other ingredients, then bring to a boil. Gives it that little something extra.
11th Apr, 2017
must be ok, I thought, for every comment here but no good to me. What kinda cooks are we dealing with here?…easy way out?. Boil-up canned tomatoes with stuff thrown in. That's not a 5 star recipe. Tasteless and acidic.
20th Sep, 2018
Not if you sprinkle some sugar on the tinned toms?
riddler's picture
4th Oct, 2017
why try it in first place if you're looking for a complicated recipe?? You can see it's not from the off and if it was tasteless and acidic, you did it wrong!
3rd Aug, 2016
Loved this soup. So quick and easy to make. Like a previous person, I left out the cabbage but added plenty of spinach at the end.
16th Apr, 2016
Very nice and filling, bit of a 'kick' to it, but lovely. Have made with & without cabbage and still delicious.
20th Jun, 2015
Have made this twice. First time, just not enough liquid in soup to go with crusty bread. Second time used 2 tins of tomatoes and 2 tins water. It was a bit runny so thickened with flour. Didn't have cabbage so sprinkled with some spring onion. Really easy to make and delicious.
21st Apr, 2015
This is amazing!!! I make it all the time, quick and easy to make, full of flavour!!!


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Tyler Crawshaw
28th Oct, 2019
Hi, is there a alternative to chickpea?
goodfoodteam's picture
2nd Nov, 2019
Thanks for your question. You can use any can of beans as an alternative. For example, aduki or butter beans would work really well.
15th Oct, 2015
I put a few bits of chopped feta in the bottom of the plate and poured the spicy soup on top. Also topped it off with avocado slices and a little coriander.
25th Jun, 2014
I started frying a small onion, then garlic and chilli. Add the chorizo then chopped peppers. Then add the tomatoes and chickpeas and I used chard instead of cabbage. A lovely supper dish that packs a lot of punch.
1st Aug, 2013
This works equally well with any type of cabbage and I've also used kidney beans, borlotti beans, mixed beans and haricot beans with excellent results.
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