Creeach Fam Recipes

Red lentil & chorizo soup

6 servings


1 hour

total time


1 tbsp olive oil , plus extra for drizzling

16 oz chorizo

1 large onion, chopped

2 carrots, chopped

pinch of cumin

3 minced garlic

1 tsp smoked paprika

pinch of sugar

small splash red wine vinegar

250g red lentil

2 cans diced tomato

4 cups chicken stock

Sour cream, to serve


Heat the oil in a large pan. Add the chorizo and cook until crisp and it has released its oils. Remove with a slotted spoon into a bowl, leaving the fat in the pan. Fry the onion, carrots and cumin seeds for 10 mins until soft and glistening, then add the garlic and fry for 1 min more. Scatter over the paprika and sugar, cook for 1 min, then splash in the vinegar. Simmer for a moment, then stir in the lentils, and pour over the tomatoes and chicken stock.

Give it a good stir, then simmer for 30 mins or until the lentils are tender. Blitz with a hand blender until smooth-ish but still chunky. Can be made several days ahead or frozen for 6 months at this point. Serve in bowls, drizzled with yogurt and olive oil, scattered with the chorizo and a sprinkling of paprika.


Serving Size




Total Fat

13 g

Saturated Fat

5 g

Unsaturated Fat


Trans Fat





1.1 mg

Total Carbohydrate

16 g

Dietary Fiber

7 g

Total Sugars

10 g


18 g

6 servings


1 hour

total time
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