Chickpea and Chorizo Soup

Chickpea and Chorizo Soup

Chickpea and chorizo soup with soda bread and prosciutto ham

Chickpea and chorizo soup with soda bread and prosciutto ham

Quick info

  • 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


Step 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

Step 2

Make the chicken stock with 500ml of boiling water and add to the saucepan with the whole chorizo

Step 3

Add the chickpeas, potato and carrot and simmer on medium heat for 15 minutes, until the chorizo is cooked through.

Step 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

Step 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

Food Value










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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.

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