Sopa De Lentejas De La Tia Julita

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 35 mins

AKA Chilean Hearty Lentil Chowder with Chorizo.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 5 ounces chorizo sausages, peeled and sliced into 8 pieces
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped onion
  • 1 cup pumpkin, cut into 1/4-inch pieces
  • 2 leeks, white and light green parts only, sliced into 1-inch rings
  • 5 garlic cloves, coarsely chopped
  • 1 large tomatoes, peeled, seeded, and coarsely chopped
  • 1 12 cups lentils, pickled over and rinsed
  • 1 small celery rib, with leaves
  • 3 sprigs parsley
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 12-3 quarts water
  • salt & freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 4 small potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch dice
  • 2 tablespoons finely minced fresh parsley


  1. Heat the oil in a heavy soup pot. Add the chorizo, onion, and pumpkin; cook over high heat, stirring, for a few minutes. Add the leeks, garlic, and tomato, and cook for 3 minutes more.
  2. Tie the celery, parsley & bay leaves together w/kitchen string and add along with the lentils to the soup pot. Add enough water to cover the lentils by 2 inches, and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat, and simmer covered for about 20 minutes.
  3. Season with salt and black pepper, add the potato cubes, and simmer until the vegetables are soft, 15 minutes. If necessary, add more water.
  4. Before serving, discard the herb bundle, and taste for seasoning. Serve the soup piping hot, garnished with the parsley.


Most Helpful

A Hundred stars !! I have just eaten a bowl of this soup after walking the dogs for an hour in the cold, silent fog. Thank goodness I had made this earlier so it had time to sit and meld !! I doubled the potato as I had no pumpkin and also doubled the tomatoes as per another reviewers suggestion, also I stirred through home grown basil. Fab Fab Fab !!

katew June 10, 2012

This was pretty good (but check my reviews and recipes, we eat a lot of lentil soups so I'm fussy). I made this for our lunch and rather than the aromatics (celery, baby leaves parsley) and water, I used some of my home made chciken stock. I'm glad I did because I think the soup might have lacked enough flavour for us otherwise. I loved the fact it contained so many vegies,but if I made it again, I'd up the tomato (just a personal preferance). Thanks for posting.

JustJanS March 13, 2010

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