Spanish capsicum, cherry tomato & chorizo soup
Prep 15 mins | Cook 45 mins | Serves 4
1½ tbs olive oil
1 chorizo sausage, diced
1 red onion, finely chopped
3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 small Jalapeno chilli, halved lengthways and chopped + extra to serve
1 red capsicum, deseeded and finely diced
500g cherry tomatoes, chopped
4 cups chicken or vegetable stock
400g can red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1 large ripe avocado
1 tbs lime or lemon juice
1 cup coriander leaves, chopped + extra leaves to serve
Sour cream, lime or lemon wedges and warmed tortillas, to serve
Step 1 Heat 2 tsp oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add chorizo and cook, stirring occasionally, for 3-4 minutes until golden. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towel. Set aside.
Step 2 Heat remaining 1 tbs oil in the pan over medium-high heat. Add onion, garlic and chilli and cook, stirring occasionally, for 3-4 minutes until onion is soft. Add capsicum and cook for 3 minutes. Stir in tomatoes and cook for 2 minutes. Add stock, cover and bring to the boil. Add beans. Reduce heat and simmer for 25-30 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
Step 3 Meanwhile, peel, deseed and chop avocado. Place into a bowl. Add lime juice and season with salt and pepper. Gently toss to combine. Set aside.
Step 4 Add chorizo and coriander to soup. Ladle soup into serving bowls. Serve with extra coriander leaves and jalapeno chilli, sour cream, lime wedges and tortillas.
Good for you ... Cherry Tomatoes
Higher in vitamin C (about 50% more) than other tomatoes. This vitamin contributes to the normal functioning of the body’s immune system.
A source of beta carotene, which is converted into vitamin A in the body. This vitamin is needed for vision.
A very good source of vitamin C which contributes to the normal functioning of the body’s immune system.
Provides potassium which may help balance the sodium from salt.
A source of dietary fibre which helps the normal function of the intestine.
Tomatoes are the richest food source of lycopene, a member of the carotenoid family. Research suggests that lycopene may play a role in the normal health of the prostate gland. The redder the tomato, the higher its lycopene content. Rich red tomatoes are also a source of beta carotene which is converted into vitamin A in the body and is needed for vision.