This was so disappointing! It's an easy-to-make hearty, nutritious soup, but it was VERY BLAND. Added salt, pepper, and garlic powder, but even that didn't enhance it enough to ever bother making again.
I made this with Portuguese Chourizo since our supermarket doesn't carry Spanish Chorizo (I'm assuming they're fairly similar, although 1/2 pound constituted but one sausage and the recipe sounds like it involved 2 or 3!). Still, it made for quite a flavorful soup, although salt and a hearty amount of pepper should be added. Very satisfying on a cold fall evening, served with hearty bread of some sort.
Excellent recipe, amazing flavor. Recommend getting quality chorizo as this is really the star of the soup. I substituted French lentils for regular green lentils - they hold their shape a bit better, if you can find them (I usually can't, without too much work anyway). I'd also recommend making this the day before and refrigerating overnight - the soup will thicken significantly, and the flavors seem stronger and smoother to me.
I tried this recipe and it was very tasty and so easy to make. I made a couple of small changes to mine though. I swapped the potatoes for sweet potatoes and added a small chicken stock cube. Delicious!
Ohhh Mercy, Mercy!!! I hope you have tried this by now, it is sooo delicious, made up a batch to freeze for winter lunches, but we also had it for supper tonight, all I can say is "YUM"!!! Made it exactly as the recipe says, so easy and the chorizo with the lentils is just heaven!! Thanks for posting, try it you will love it!!!