Tomato and Chorizo Soup

Tomato and chorizo soup is the perfect winter warmer. Vibrant and bursting with flavour, this easy low cost rustic soup is just what you need when it’s cold outside!

Tomato and chorizo soup is the perfect winter warmer. Vibrant and bursting with flavour, this easy low cost rustic soup is just what you need when it's cold outside.

Well folks, two weekends ago here in the UK we officially saw the end of summertime when we turned our clocks back an hour didn’t we? And, I don’t know about you but it’s at this time of year that I crave as much sunlight and bright colours as possible.

With the grey overcast skies, dark weather and work days seeming longer it can be a little more difficult to remain focussed without feeling just a little gloomy don’t you think?

So that’s where this fantastic new tomato and chorizo soup recipe comes in handy!

Tomato and chorizo soup is the perfect winter warmer. Vibrant and bursting with flavour, this easy low cost rustic soup is just what you need when it's cold outside.

Vibrant not just in colour and flavour this low calorie soup is not only simple to make but a pleasure to eat. It’s practically a guaranteed “good mood food”.

Just because there seems to be forever grey skies at the moment doesn’t mean you can’t pretend you’re on a tropical beach with your toes in the sand. Eating this sweet and smoky flavoured soup will soon have you smiling and drifting away, dreaming of those summer days to come!

Not only that, when you eat a really great bowl of soup like this,  you feel good and you know you’re being healthy too!

Tomato and chorizo soup is the perfect winter warmer. Vibrant and bursting with flavour, this easy low cost rustic soup is just what you need when it's cold outside.

I find that using chorizo to flavour the soup is a fantastic way to spice up a budget soup giving it a much “meatier” flavour without busting the bank!

Also folks, I don’t know about you, but knowing that I’m saving money helps keep me motivated during these winter days too. Knowing that that money I’m saving is going towards something good in the future, like an amazing holiday helps me focus keeping our weekly grocery budget frugal!

Pre-made soup can actually be pretty expensive. I mean I know you can get really cheap canned soup options now but I wouldn’t consider them very healthy. I believe the only way for the very best soup is to make your own to ensure that you get rid of unhealthy ingredients, copious amounts of salt and you’re able to lower your food bill at the same time .

Tomato and chorizo soup is the perfect winter warmer. Vibrant and bursting with flavour, this easy low cost rustic soup is just what you need when it's cold outside.
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Tomato And Chorizo Soup
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
55 mins
 

Tomato and chorizo soup is the perfect winter warmer. Vibrant and bursting with flavour, this easy low cost rustic soup is just what you need when it's cold outside.

Course: Lunch
Servings: 4
Calories: 113 kcal
Author: neil@neilshealthymeals.com
Ingredients
  • 50 g chorizo chopped into small 0.5cm pieces
  • 1 large onion diced
  • 2 cloves of garlic crushed
  • 2 400g tins of chopped tomatoes
  • ½ L vegetable stock
  • 1 tbsp corn flour
  • 2 tbsp. cold water
  • 1 tbsp fresh basil chopped
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
Instructions
  1. Heat a large pan, large enough to hold 1.5L of liquid.
  2. Add the chopped chorizo pieces; stir them around the pan to release their juices. Remove the chorizo from the pan with a slotted spoon once it begins to brown but before it goes crispy and set it aside.
  3. Add the diced onion and garlic. Stir and sweat the onion in the chorizo juices. Once the onion and garlic have softened, add the tomatoes and vegetable stock to the pan, bring to the boil, then turn down the heat and simmer for 15 minutes.
  4. Blitz the soup mixture with a food processor / a liquidiser or blender and return to the pan.
  5. Mix the corn flour with the water to form a paste and stir that in to the soup to help it thicken. Add the chorizo back to the pan.
  6. Simmer the soup for a further 15 minutes, stir in the basil, season to taste and serve.

Nutrition Facts
Tomato And Chorizo Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 113 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 1.9g 10%
Monounsaturated Fat 2.4g
Cholesterol 4mg 1%
Sodium 405.2mg 17%
Total Carbohydrates 12.7g 4%
Dietary Fiber 4.6g 18%
Sugars 6.8g
Protein 5.3g 11%
Vitamin A 5%
Vitamin C 48%
Calcium 9%
Iron 9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Tomato and chorizo soup is the perfect winter warmer. Vibrant and bursting with flavour, this easy low cost rustic soup is just what you need when it's cold outside!

Well folks, I hope you enjoy this amazing tomato and chorizo soup. As always your comments are welcomed below! And, in keeping with wholesome comforting budget recipes for this time of year, I hope you can join me on Thursday for a fantastic new Scottish vegetable stew!

Catch you then. 😉

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Tomato and chorizo soup is the perfect winter warmer. Vibrant and bursting with flavour, this easy low cost rustic soup is just what you need when it's cold outside!

Comments

  1. The soup is REAL! I definitely love the vibrant color!

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      No extra colour saturation needed in the pictures of this soup Rebecca, it really was that vibrant colour! 😀

  2. Oh, I totally agree with you about homemade soups, Neil! Back when I was first teaching myself how to cook, I was shocked at how easy (and cheap!) it is to make homemade soups. Those cans of soup might be convenient, but homemade tastes so much better…and it saves quite a bit for that holiday, too! 🙂 I love the idea of using a bit of chorizo in this soup to bring a punch of flavor. Tomato soup happens to be one of my all-time favorites (especially when served with a good, melty grilled cheese sandwich) on a cold winter day. I’m going to have to give this version a shot soon…it’s supposed to be turning cold (like really cold) here this weekend!
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    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Thanks David, I love the sound of complimenting this soup with that good, melty grilled cheese sandwich. That sounds delicious!

      Yeah, we’re cold here, probably just around zero degrees at the moment. But I don’t think we’re going to be colder than you guys! Take care when that cold hits. I prescribe plenty of soup! 😀

  3. Ben|Havocinthekitchen says:

    Oh, we just changed the time this Sunday in Canada, so I’m still adjusting. Honestly, I don’t know why many (most?) countries continue doing this “time saving thing” as the positive effects aren’t that clear any more, as per some research. Besides, this affects people – even relatively healthy folks need a few days to get their brain and body adjusted. Personally, I leave the house when it’s still dark, and I come back when it’s already dark, so I don’t see the real difference (Well, not excactly, I can take a little part of the trail again in the morning);) But you’re absolutely right – we need more positive and bright food during this dark season. Although tomato soup is mostly associated with summer to me, I won’t mind having a bowl now. I’ll just sprinkle with a little of feta or goat cheese to make it even more comfort 🙂

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      I’m the same Ben. I’m up and out early of the house here too and it’s dark when I leave, and dark when I come back!

      The only daylight I see or experience on weekdays is from the office window, or if I nip out at lunchtime to the shops, which I generally don’t as I’ve always got my lunch (like this soup) with me!

      Good idea to sprinkle a little feta or goats cheese on this. That kind of cheese would absorb the soup making pleasant little “bites” I think!

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