Chickpea and Chorizo Soup

Chickpea and chorizo soup with soda bread and prosciutto ham
Recipe by Joe Jones
  • Recipe difficulty - medium
  • Preparation time - 10 minutes
  • Cooking time - 35 minutes
  • Serves - 4
  • Dietary - Meat
  • Allergens -

A great and flavoursome soup, made with a few basic ingredients and the warming flavours of the chorizo and chilli.

It can be left chunky or blitzed into a puree, perfect for cold winter days.




  • 2 x 400g tins chickpeas, drained
  • 1 400g tin of chopped tomatoes
  • 2 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 medium carrot, peeled and diced
  • 1 medium potato, peeled and diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 or 2 uncooked chorizo sausages (200g)
  • 1 chicken stock cube
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable (rapeseed oil)
  • 1 small, mild green chilli chopped or 1/2 teaspoon dried chilli flakes


  • Chopping board
  • Kitchen scales
  • Knife
  • Large saucepan
  • Measuring jug
  • Stick blender or food processor
  • Vegetable peeler
  • Wooden spoon



  1. Add the oil to the saucepan and gently fry the onions, garlic and chilli on a medium/low heat for a few minutes until soft
  2. Make the chicken stock with 500ml of boiling water and add to the saucepan with the whole chorizo
  3. Add the chickpeas, potato and carrot and simmer on medium heat for 15 minutes, until the chorizo is cooked through.
  4. Remove the cooked chorizo and dice. If serving chunky, add the chorizo back to the pot with the chopped tomatoes and simmer for another 15 mins before serving
  5. If pureeing the soup, add the chorizo back to the pot with the chopped tomatoes to blitz with a stick blender, or pour everything into a food processor to blend and then back into the pot to heat through before serving

Nutrition per serving portion (serves 4)

Each portion provides on average

  • Energy

    2494kj 596kcal 29.8%
  • Fat

    24.2g 35%
  • Saturates

    6.75g 34%
  • Carbohydrates

    68.3g 68%
  • Sugars

    23.6g 26%
  • Salt

    2.68g 45%
  • Protein

    31.4g High
  • Fibre

    8.8g High

Fuller for longer

Chickpeas are very good source of protein and dietary fibre, both of which keep us feeling more full for longer.

Vitamins and Minerals

Chickpeas are a rich source of many vitamins and minerals, such as iron, vitamin B6, magnesium and potassium.