Latin Lentil soup with spicy chorizo

Fresh ingredients TheDetalles by Rosalia Pereira

Comfort food!

A healthy, protein-rich, family favorite soup; perfect for cold winter days! My kids request this soup when they are homesick, really sick or sick and tired!

Step 1

In a 5-quart pot or a Dutch oven pot over medium-high heat, add the lentils, chicken broth, water, chicken bouillon and bay leaves. Cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and simmer until lentils are tender. About 20 minutes. 

Step 2

Making the sofrito; in a large saucepan heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add onions, bell peppers, potatoes, green onions, tomatoes, chorizo, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, cumin, garlic powder and cilantro and sautée for 5 minutes.

Tip: Sofrito is a Caribbean and Latin American sauce used as a base for meats, soups and beans. Basically, it’s cutting ingredients into small pieces and sautéing them in cooking oil. Sofrito recipes will vary from region to region.

Step 3

Uncover lentils, add the sofrito mixture to the lentils mix and cook for about 10 minutes or until the potatoes are softened. 


Step 4

Ladle soup into bowls, garnish with minced cilantro. Accompany with lime, plantain chips or toasted bread.  

I hope you enjoy the recipe!

Buen provecho!

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