There are so many reasons to love this soup; added protein-rich chick peas, carrots, celery and tomatoes make it more substantial and tastes even better on the second day. This vegetable-packed healthy soup recipe is inspired by caldo verde, a Portuguese soup made with kale, potatoes and linguica sausage. I had planned to make this healthy soup last night before I knew temperature is going to be in the single digits for much of the day.
Almost every cuisine has at least one signature dish featuring some type of meat paired with vegetables and slow simmered for hours. China is known for its red-stews and braised dishes. And on a cold winter day, nothing hits the spot quite like a big bowl of steaming pork stew.
This rather rustic looking ‘Spanish- style’ as I would like to call it, chorizo and chickpea stew is a favorite at our home. The rich, spicy stew really hits the spot on cold winter nights. I first tasted this stew when I was in Barcelona and got hooked to it since then. The stew is made with Spanish chorizo, Pata Negra (Spanish ham) and potatoes traditionally, but I love to bulk up with other veggies as well, while the base recipe—what I’ve shared with you here is always the same.