Lentil and Chorizo Stew

I mentioned this delicious dinner in my Slimming World update yesterday and thought I would share the recipe. It’s an easy dish to rustle up after a hard day’s work!

Serves 4
Ready in an hour


  • 250g dried green lentils, washed and drained
  • 1 leek, trimmed and thinly sliced
  • 2 carrots, peeled and finely diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp sweet smoked paprika
  • 2 onions finely chopped
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • low calorie cooking spray
  • 120g chorizo, roughly chopped or sliced
  • 2 plum tomatoes, deseeded and finely chopped
  • small handful of roughlyy chopped fresh parsley, to garnish

Place the lentils in a large saucepan with 800ml of water. Add the leek, carrots, garlic and sweet paprika and half of the onions. Season to taste and bring to a simmer over a low heat. Cover and cook for 4oish minutes or until lentils are tender. (If you prefer a stew that’s more like a soup you can add more water if the level gets too low)

About 15 minutes before the lentils are done, spray a non-stick frying pan with low calorie cooking spray and place over a medium heat. Fry the chorizo and remaining onions until brown, then stir the mixture and tomatoes into the lentils, scatter over the parsley and serve hot..


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  1. Delicious – I love lentils and chorizo, will definitely try this. #tastytuesdays

  2. Rosie @Eco-Gites of Lenault

    Mmmm – 2 of my favourite ingredients and something I might well make when the weather cools down a bit! Pinning so I don’t lose the recipe. (PS – we have the same bowls as you!)

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