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Lentejas con Chorizo (Spanish Lentil Soup)

Spanish Lentil Soup. It will fill your house with the aromas of Spain.
Course Soup
Cuisine Spanish
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 8
Author www.sanpasqualskitchen.com


  • 1-¾ cup Lentils
  • 1 whole 9 Oz. Size Chorizo, Sliced
  • 4 cloves Garlic Unpeeled
  • 2 Carrots Peeled And Diced
  • 1 Large Potato Peeled And Diced
  • 1 Medium Onion Diced
  • Olive Oil For Sautéing
  • 1 Tablespoon Spanish Paprika smoked or hot
  • Salt To Taste


  • Wash lentils. Place lentils, chorizo, whole garlic cloves, carrots, and potatoes in a large pot. Pour in enough water until everything is covered by the at least the width of 3 fingers.
  • Bring to a boil, then lower to a simmer. Let cook uncovered stirring occasionally.
  • Fry onions in a pan with olive oil until slightly browned, then add Spanish paprika and cook for a minute. Add onions to the pot of lentils. Cook for 45 minutes.
  • Remove the cloves of garlic, squeeze garlic from its skin and mash. Return to the pot. Salt to taste.