Ready for serving – Sopa de Garbanzo

Sopa de Garbanzo

 

Ready for serving – Sopa de Garbanzo

Sopa de Garbanzo

A classic and widely popular Spanish soup
Cuisine: Spanish
Keyword: Soup, Stew
Servings: 10

Ingredients

  • 1 cup black garbanzo beans
  • Smoked ham hock
  • ½ lb smoked ham from the hock
  • 2 cured chorizo
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1 small head of garlic
  • 1 white onion
  • 2 Tbsp Spanish paprika
  • 1 lb red potatoes

Instructions

  • Soak the garbanzo beans for 4 or more hours. Drain.
    Soaking Beans for Sopa de Garbanzo
  • Assemble your ingredients and dice the onions
    Ingredients before cooking for Sopa de Garbanzo
  • Put the beans, hock, ham, chorizo, salt, pepper, garlic, onion, and paprika in a soup pot
    Assembled ingredients for Sopa de Garbanzo on the stove
  • Cook for 4-6 hours
    Sopa de Garbanzo cooking on the stove
  • 40 minutes before serving, remove the ham hock, ham, and chorizo
    Sopa de Garbanzo cooking on the stove
  • After cooling, slice the chorizo, cube the ham, and add them back into the soup with the potatoes.
    Cooked ham and Chorizo for Sopa de Garbanzo
  • Either add the potatoes 30 minutes before serving, or over pre-cooked potatoes when done - a household member is doing keto, so we are adding potatoes at the end for those who want them
    Ready for serving – Sopa de Garbanzo

Notes

A classic, simple, and popular recipe from Spain, I have been making this soup for over 40 years.
 
The first morning that I woke up in Toronto, and went for a walk that took me to Edwards Books & Art. I bought two remaindered books, one of which was Bean Feast: An International Collection of Recipes for Beans, Lentils, and Dried Pulses. A recipe for this was in it. I have been making it ever since.
 
The soup in this image was made with black garbanzos (aka chickpeas), but it is more often made with the yellow ones.
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