Healthy & hearty soups - chorizo, chickpea & spinach - Slimming Solutions

Healthy & hearty soups – chorizo, chickpea & spinach

chorizo-chickpea-soupThis delicious Mediterranean-inspired healthy & hearty spinach soup can be enjoyed by the whole family.


  • 115g Spanish chorizo, cut into 1/4-inch cubes
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 large leeks, white and light green parts only, halved lengthways, rinsed well and thinly sliced
  • 4 medium cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 175g canned crushed tomatoes or tomato puree
  • 1 litre of low-salt chicken stock
  • 425g chickpeas, rinsed
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika (regular sweet)
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 900g baby spinach
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper


Healthy & hearty, ideal for those comfort food cravings


Ready in 55 minutes

320 calories per 600g serving


  • Cook chorizo in a large pan over medium-low heat for approximately 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until most of the fat melts out. Once cooked set aside to drain on paper towels and discard the fat.
  • Add olive oil to the pan over medium heat. Add leeks, stirring frequently, until just soft (about 4 minutes). Add garlic and cumin and cook for 1 minute. Add crushed tomatoes (or puree), stirring frequently, for 2 minutes then add stock, chickpeas and sweet and smoked paprika and bring to the boil. Reduce heat, partially cover and simmer for 20 minutes.
  • Add spinach, pepper and chorizo, cook for a further 2 minutes, stirring frequently until the spinach has wilted.


Hey presto, a healthy & hearty soup on the dinner table in under an hour!