Chorizo, Kale and Teff Soup

Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time45 minutes
Total Time1 hour

The first few spoonfuls of this meaty soup, enriched with potatoes, teff and kale, will have you dreaming of the warm sunshine of Spain and Portugal.

Chorizo Kale Teff Soup - The Lemon Bowl

As a healthy living blogger, I frequently get comments and emails from readers looking for ingredient substitutions, recipe adaptations and cooking questions regarding gluten allergies. Although I don’t have a gluten allergy, I know how challenging it can be to navigate through a gluten free lifestyle. 

Everyday Gluten Free Cookbook

I’ve been a Bob’s Red Mill Ambassador for years so when they invited me to give away a copy of their new cookbook, Everyday Gluten-Free, I was immediately on board.

Gluten Free Recipes

You’ve probably noticed that the majority of my recipes are naturally gluten free which is one reason I love this book so much – these recipes are made with whole grains and other real-food ingredients that just so happen to be gluten free. The book is filled with simple, flavor-packed recipes like Middle Eastern Millet Salad, Miso Squash, Kale and Buckwheat Burritos, Banana Quinoa Muffins and so much more.

Whole Grain Teff

The Chorizo, Kale and Teff Soup that I’m sharing today is not only full of warm, Spanish flavors but it is made with teff, a whole grain. A staple in Ethiopian cuisine for centuries, it is not only the smallest grain in the world but one of the most nutritionally dense.

Chorizo Kale Teff Soup - The Lemon Bowl

When paired with spicy chorizo, garlic and onions it turns into a mouth-watering bowl of soup ideal for busy weeknights. Leftovers taste even better, perfect for a hearty lunch the next day.

What is your favorite naturally gluten free recipe? I’d love to hear from you.

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Chorizo Kale Teff Soup - The Lemon Bowl

Chorizo, Kale and Teff Soup

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The first few spoonfuls of this meaty soup, enriched with potatoes, teff and kale, will have you dreaming of the warm sunshine of Spain and Portugal.
PREP: 15 minutes
COOK: 45 minutes
TOTAL: 1 hour
Servings8

Ingredients
 

  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 12 ounces GF cured chorizo or other smoked sausage
  • 2 cups chopped onions
  • 4 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 6 cups chopped kale (tough stems and center ribs removed)
  • 3 diced peeled potatoes
  • cup teff
  • 8 cups GF vegetable or chicken broth
  • 28 ounce can crushed tomatoes
  • salt and pepper

Instructions
 

  • In a large pot, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add chorizo and cook, stirring, for 3 to 4 minutes or until browned. Using a slotted spoon, transfer chorizo to a plate lined with paper towels.
  • Add onions to the pot and cook, stirring, for 6 to 8 minutes or until softened. Add garlic and kale; cook, stirring, for 1 minute.
  • Stir in potatoes, teff and broth; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, leaving lid ajar, and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 15 to 20 minutes or until potatoes and teff are very tender. Use a wooden spoon to coarsely break up about half of the potatoes.
  • Return chorizo to the pot and stir in tomatoes; simmer, uncovered, stirring occasionally, for 5 to 10 minutes or until soup is slightly thickened. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Notes

Store the cooled soup in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days or in the freezer for up to 6 months. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator or in the microwave using the Defrost function. Warm soup in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat.
Courtesy of Bob’s Red Mill Everyday Gluten-Free Cookbook by Camilla V Saulsbury, 2015 © www.robertrose.ca Reprinted with publisher permission.

Nutrition

Calories: 247kcalCarbohydrates: 31gProtein: 14.1gFat: 8.2gSaturated Fat: 1.8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6.4gTrans Fat: 0gCholesterol: 45mgSodium: 476mgFiber: 5.1gSugar: 7.5g

Disclosure: I am honored to be a paid Bob’s Red Mill Ambassador. Thank you for supporting the brands that make The Lemon Bowl possible. All thoughts are my own.

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36 responses to “Chorizo, Kale and Teff Soup”

  1. Tame Avatar
    Tame

    Is the chorizo in a link? Or ground?

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      It’s ground!

  2. Marilyn Avatar
    Marilyn

    We are raising Teff for the first time this year. Almost ready to harvest and I am delighted to find this recipe. Pictures look so delicious. Can’t wait to try it tonight. I just stewed a chicken. What timing!!

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    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Oh that’s perfect!! I hope you love this!

  3. Gina @ Running to the Kitchen Avatar
    Gina @ Running to the Kitchen

    Teff is something I love but never actually cook with or have in my pantry. This soup is making me want to change that!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      I felt the same way – it’s such a super food I know you’d love it Gina!

  4. Adele Avatar
    Adele

    I love a simple chicken and vegetable stir-fry with added ginger.

  5. Donna F. Avatar
    Donna F.

    soup with brown rice and veggies

  6. Marsha A Avatar
    Marsha A

    GF Oatmeal and pizza!

  7. Mickele Bragg Avatar
    Mickele Bragg

    I wonder if Whole Foods chorizo is gluten free?

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      I am not positive – we don’t have a whole foods in my town sadly!

  8. Joanne Avatar
    Joanne

    I actually JUST got this cookbook also!! And now I think I need to make a veg version of this soup because THOSE FLAVORS = YUM.

  9. Amanda Avatar
    Amanda

    I love this recipe, teff is such an interesting ingredient! I can’t wait to try it!

  10. Annette Avatar
    Annette

    Tuscan Vegetable Soup is my favorite naturally gluten-free recipe/food.

  11. Holly E Avatar
    Holly E

    I love tuna salad.

  12. Shari Blevings Avatar
    Shari Blevings

    Soup is my favorite go to meal!

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Hi I’m Liz!

Hey there, I’m Liz Della Croce and I’m thrilled to have you here! My aim is to motivate and ignite your passion for cooking amazing meals for your loved ones.