Spanish Lentil Soup With Chorizo

Spanish Lentil Soup With Chorizo created by samrunge

When I first arrived in Córdoba, Spain to study for a year, the cook in my dorm served this, my first lunch in my new home. I had never had lentils before, but this dish quickly became my absolute favorite. My additions to the recipe are the garlic, onion and potato; I tried carrot once but I overcooked it and was traumatized by the mushiness, so I haven't done that since. The best part about this recipe is it costs less than $10 to make and feeds many.

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55mins
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ingredients

  • 1 12 cups dry green lentils
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 medium potato, cut into chunks slightly bigger than bite size
  • 2 -3 small chorizo sausages (Mexican or Spanish) or 2 -3 small linguica sausage (Portuguese)
  • salt & pepper

directions

  • Soak the lentils in cold water for an hour prior to cooking.
  • Heat olive oil on low heat, add onion and garlic. Sautée until onion begins to look translucent and garlic browns a little.
  • Add water and lentils, bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer. Add potato.
  • Add chorizo, in one inch slices.
  • Cook until lentils get soft and expand and chorizo filling strains against natural casing, about 40-45 minutes.
  • Serve warm with crusty bread.
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"When I first arrived in Córdoba, Spain to study for a year, the cook in my dorm served this, my first lunch in my new home. I had never had lentils before, but this dish quickly became my absolute favorite. My additions to the recipe are the garlic, onion and potato; I tried carrot once but I overcooked it and was traumatized by the mushiness, so I haven't done that since. The best part about this recipe is it costs less than $10 to make and feeds many."

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  1. Carla C.
    Not a fan. The potato and lentil was alright on it’s own, albeit bland; however the chorizo did not go well with the recipe. I put lime on it to make it passable. This is definitely not a 5 star recipe. Very minimal flavour. I followed the recipe and there was no liquid whatsoever in the end product. Just dry mush.
  2. Elizabeth T.
    Spanish Lentil Soup With Chorizo Created by Elizabeth T.
  3. Elizabeth T.
    The recipe was great! I made it without the chorizo and potatoes, and it turned out amazing!
    • Review photo by Elizabeth T.
  4. Elizabeth T.
    To make the flavor more interesting, I added a bit of lime, cumin, cilantro, and chili oil.
  5. Korinna J.
    Good base recipe. Cheap and healthy. I started making this soup after visiting Spain and falling in love with it. I do find I need more that 2 cups of water to cook this soup, though. I use (kosher) kabanos instead of Chorizos because that is what they sell around here. I like to add the sausage in the end of the cooking process, as not to loose the texture of the sausage. I also enhance the recipe by adding some soup powder, sometimes some beef stock, some extra garlic, some cut carrot, or some celery /celery root.
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