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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Your spoon is waiting.
Chorizo, Kale and Teff Soup
- 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
- ⅓ cup teff
- 8 cups GF vegetable or chicken broth
- 28 ounce can crushed tomatoes
- salt and pepper
- 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.
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.
Hearty and healthy, and delicious, love this!
I love the flavors in this yummy soup recipe! So hearty and scrumptious, a definite must make for me!
You had me at chorizo!! I’m diving in!
This looks so healthy and pretty and delicious! I’d love a bowl right now! Great recipe, Liz!
My favorite naturally gluten free recipe is Mushroom Risotto…though this recipe might just be a new favorite!
Chili is my favorite gf meal- so good!
I love a chickpea socca, topped with feta cheese and roasted vegetables and rosemary.
My fav naturally gluten free meal is gf oats and banana and natural pb! The bomb
This looks so yummy!!
I believe my new favorite might just be this posted recipe, thank you
my favorite naturally gluten-free meal is sautéed vegetables topped with generous amount of olive oil, pumpkin seeds and goat cheese, paired with chicken or fish (whatever we’re feeling that night!)
Sweet potato quinoa burgers yummmm
One of my favorite naturally gluten free foods is vegetable pakoras. They are an Indian appetizer that is made with chickpea flour.
I love hearty and healthy soups. This one is beeeautiful! Can’t way to try it!
What a great combo for a soup Liz! Chorizo and kale sounds fabulous together.
Oh yes, please. I would very much like to dream of Spain and Portugal AND I’d love to have a bowl of this soup!
Now this is a gorgeous hearty soup!! Want!
Oh yum! I am not usually a big soup person, but the heavy tomato base in this looks incredible!
This looks amazing! I love making soups for my lunches. I have never even heard of teff and I have never had kale. This looks flavorful, nutritious, and filling.