Red Lentil & Chorizo Soup


Calories Protein Fat Carb
384 21g 18g 33g


Heat the oil in a large pan and add the chorizo, cook until crispy. Remove the chorizo from the pan with a slotted spoon, leaving the fat behind, and put to one side. Fry the onions, carrots and cumin seeds in the remaining chorizo fat for 10 minutes. Then add the garlic and cook for another minute. Scatter over the smoked paprika and sugar, cook for another minute. Splash in the vinegar and simmer for a moment. Stir in the lentils and then add the tomatoes and stock. Bring to the boil and simmer for 30 minutes until the lentils are tender. Then blitz to your desired consistency. Add the chorizo back to the pan and cook through for a couple of minutes to warm. Finish with plain yoghurt and little bit of extra paprika if you like.


  • Serves 6

  • 1 tbsp rapeseed oil

  • 200g chorizo, peeled and diced

  • 1 large onion, chopped

  • 2 carrots chopped

  • Pinch of cumin seeds

  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped

  • 1 tsp smoked paprika

  • Pinch of golden caster sugar

  • Splash of white wine vinegar

  • 250g red lentils

  • 600g fresh tomatoes, chopped

  • 850ml chicken stock

  • Plain yoghurt to serve


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Meso-Endomorph Yes Yes
Endomorph Yes Yes


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