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Golden Lentil And Chorizo Soup Recipe

A hearty and flavorful soup that combines golden lentils, chorizo, and a variety of vegetables for a warming and satisfying meal.

Golden Lentil and Chorizo soup is a comforting and satisfying dish.
The lentils provide a nutty and protein-packed base for the soup. The chorizo adds a bold, smoky flavor and a touch of heat. This dish is typically seasoned with a variety of herbs and spices, such as cumin, paprika, and bay leaves, which add depth and complexity to the flavor.
The soup is often finished with a squeeze of lemon juice or a sprinkle of chopped parsley. This brighten the flavors. This hearty soup can be served as a main course with a slice of crusty bread or a side dish to complement a larger meal.

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Golden Lentil And Chorizo Soup Recipe

Cooking method: Boiling
Cuisine: Other
Courses: Soup
Difficulty: beginner
Prep timeCook TimeRest TimeTotal Time
20 min 40 min - 60 min
Servings: 6 person
Calories: 295kcal
Best season: all

A Little History Of Golden Lentil And Chorizo Soup

It is not clear where the exact origin of golden lentil and chorizo soup. But lentils and chorizo are staple ingredients in many cuisines around the world.

Lentils have been a staple food in the Middle East and Mediterranean regions for thousands of years. They are a nutritious and affordable crop that is easy to grow and store, making them a popular food for people of all social classes.

Golden Lentil and Chorizo Soup
Golden lentil and chorizo soup is a hearty and flavorful soup

Chorizo is a spicy sausage that is popular in many Mediterranean and Latin American countries. The sausage is typically made with pork, but it can also be made with beef, chicken or turkey. Chorizo is high in protein and has a strong, smoky flavor that pairs well with lentils.

It could be assumed that the combination of these two ingredients is a tradition from countries with both these items as staples. Where lentils were often combined with chorizo and other meats in soups and stews, to make a hearty and satisfying meal.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. In a large pot or Dutch oven, cook the chorizo over medium heat until browned and crispy.

  2. Remove the chorizo from the pot with a slotted spoon and set it aside.

  3. In the same pot,

    add the onion, garlic, carrots, and celery. Cook until softened, about 5 minutes.

  4. Stir in the cumin, paprika, and red pepper flakes (if using) and cook for another minute.

  5. Add the diced tomatoes and bring to a simmer.

  6. Stir in the lentils, chicken or vegetable broth and bring to a boil.

  7. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover the pot and simmer for about 20 minutes or until the lentils are tender.

  8. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

  9. Ladle the soup into bowls and top with the cooked chorizo and a sprinkle of parsley.

    Enjoy, Good Appetite!

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