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  • 2 leeks, finely chopped
  • 100g chorizo, skinned and roughly chopped
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 2 × 400g tins chopped tomatoes
  • 1.5 litres vegetable stock
  • 300g red lentils
  • 1 generous tsp smoked paprika


  • STEP 1

    Fry the leeks and chorizo in the oil and butter until the leeks are softened and the chorizo has released some of its oil.

  • STEP 2

    Add the remaining ingredients and bring to the boil.

  • STEP 3

    Simmer for 30 minutes.

  • STEP 4

    Remove some of the pieces of chorizo, liquidise the soup, then add the reserved chorizo to the soup before serving, for added texture.

  • STEP 5

    Season and serve with crusty bread.


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