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Chickpea and chorizo soup served in bowls with spoons

Chickpea & Chorizo Soup with Orzo

  • Author: caroline
  • Total Time: 18 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x


This is a bold and hearty chickpea & chorizo soup. Tomatoey and warm and ready in under 20 minutes, this is the perfect lunch option when you need a little heat! 

The default recipe serves 1


  • 200g (7oz) chopped tomatoes
  • 250ml (1 cups) vegetable stock
  • 50g (1.7oz) chorizo sausage, peeled and sliced into 1cm pieces and then halved
  • 60g (2oz) tinned chickpeas, drained and rinsed (around 1/4 standard can)
  • 50g (1.7oz) orzo
  • 25g (1 cup) shredded kale
  • 1 tsp sweet paprika


1. Add the tomatoes and stock into a large pan and bring to a simmer.

2. Once simmering add the chorizo kale, paprika and chickpeas and season well. Cook for 8 minutes (or according to the length of time on the orzo packet).

3. Serve and enjoy!


  1. For a lighter option, make this without orzo (and avoid a mid-afternoon carb slump)
  2. You can use cabbage or spinach in the place of the kale if you prefer
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 minutes
  • Category: Lunch
  • Method: Hob
  • Cuisine: Soup


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 550
  • Fat: 22g
  • Carbohydrates: 58g
  • Protein: 25g

Keywords: lunch, soup, chorizo, orzo, pasta, tomato, kale