Lentil and Chorizo Soup Recipe

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Lentil and Chorizo Soup
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  1. Toast the chiles in a dry, cast iron skillet over medium-high heat until brown all over; they will soften, bubble and release their aroma .Place the chiles in a saucepan with the water. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer and cook 5 minutes, or until soft. Transfer the chiles with their water to a blender or food processor and puree until smooth. Reserve.
  2. Fry the bacon in large heavy stockpot over medium-high heat, about 4 minutes. Stir in the chorizo and saute 3 minutes longer, or until browned. Spoon out excess fat. Add the onions and cook, stirring occasionally, unti1 golden. Then stir in the garlic and cook for a few minutes to release its aroma. Add the lentils and reserved chile puree and saute an additional minute.
  3. Pour in the stock or water. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer and cook 10 minutes, occasionally skimming and removing the fat from the top. Stir in the carrots, celery, salt and pepper. Cook over medium-low heat, covered, for about 40 minutes, skimming and discarding the fat from the top. Sprinkle with the chopped parsley and cilantro and serve hot, with the lime wedges if desired.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 269.37 Kcal (1128 kJ)
Calories from fat 84.42 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9.38g 14%
Cholesterol 15.06mg 5%
Sodium 787.47mg 33%
Potassium 641.99mg 14%
Total Carbs 30.53g 10%
Sugars 7.4g 30%
Dietary Fiber 9.26g 37%
Protein 16.48g 33%
Vitamin C 5.5mg 9%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 3%
Iron 2mg 11%
Calcium 44.5mg 4%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 75.44 Kcal (316 kJ)
Calories from fat 23.64 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2.63g 14%
Cholesterol 4.22mg 5%
Sodium 220.53mg 33%
Potassium 179.79mg 14%
Total Carbs 8.55g 10%
Sugars 2.07g 30%
Dietary Fiber 2.59g 37%
Protein 4.62g 33%
Vitamin C 1.6mg 9%
Iron 0.6mg 11%
Calcium 12.5mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 5.4
  • 6

Good Points

  • low fat,
  • saturated fat free,
  • low cholesterol,
  • good source of fiber

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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