Chorizo and Red Lentil Soup

Chorizo and Red Lentil Soup

Chorizo and Red Lentil Soup

Chorizo & Red Lentil Soup

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Course Soup
Servings 4 people
Calories 664 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 12 oz. chorizo sausage links
  • 1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 large carrot Chopped small
  • 1 large stalk celery Chopped small
  • 1 medium yellow onion Chopped small
  • Sea salt and black pepper To taste
  • 6 cup Chicken broth
  • 2 cup red lentils Well rinsed
  • 1 15- oz. can diced tomatoes With liquid
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 2 whole bay leaves
  • 2 inch *Parmesan cheese rind Optional

Optional

  • ¼ cup fresh basil Chopped
  • 3 tsp Parmesan cheese Freshly grated

Instructions
 

  • Brown Chorizo sausage links in a large, high-sided skillet over medium heat, approximately 2-3 minutes per side. Once browned, remove sausage from skillet and cut into bite-sized pieces. Set aside.
    Choriz & Lentil Soup - Brown Sausages
  • Add olive oil to skillet and add the chopped carrot, celery, and onion. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and stir to combine. Cook, stirring occasionally until the vegetables soften and develop some colour, approximately 4-5 minutes.
    Choriz & Lentil Soup - Add Veggies
  • Return sausage to skillet, along with the chicken stock, red lentils, diced tomatoes, oregano, garlic powder, thyme, bay leaves, and Parmesan rind, if using.
    Choriz & Lentil Soup - Add Rest of the Ingredients
  • Stir to combine and increase heat to medium-high. Bring to a boil, then immediately reduce heat to medium-low. Cover with a tilted lid and simmer for 20-25 minutes, or until just until the lentils are tender.
    Choriz & Lentil Soup - Stir and Simmer
  • Remove from heat and discard the bay leaves and remaining Parmesan rind. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed. Stir in fresh basil and serve immediately, topped with some freshly grated Parmesan cheese, if desired. Enjoy!
    Choriz & Lentil Soup - Garnish

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Notes

Money-Saving Tip: Use a combination of broth and water instead of just broth.
*Adding a section of Parmesan rind to homemade soup is a great way to instil additional flavour to your recipes.

Nutrition

Calories: 664kcalCarbohydrates: 77gProtein: 42gFat: 21gSaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 72mgSodium: 1967mgPotassium: 1565mgFiber: 30gSugar: 12gVitamin A: 3270IUVitamin C: 34mgCalcium: 156mgIron: 10mg
Keyword chorizo, red lentil, soup
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