Farro Soup With Chorizo
Serves 4| Hands-On Time: | Total Time:
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 8 ounces Spanish chorizo (cured sausage) or kielbasa, sliced
- 2 carrots, chopped
- 1 onion, chopped
- kosher salt and black pepper
- 1 tablespoon tomato paste
- 4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
- 1/2 cup farro
- 1 15-ounce can chickpeas
- 1 bunch Swiss chard, stems removed and leaves roughly chopped
- Heat the oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add the sausage and cook, stirring occasionally, until browned, 1 to 2 minutes. Transfer to a plate.
- Add the carrots, onion, ¼ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper to the pot. Cook, stirring, until the vegetables begin to soften, 4 to 5 minutes.
- Add the tomato paste and cook, stirring, until it is slightly darkened, 1 to 2 minutes.
- Add the broth, farro, and 2 cups water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and simmer until the farro is just tender, about 15 minutes.
- Stir in the chickpeas, chard, sausage, ½ teaspoon salt, and ½ teaspoon pepper. Simmer until the chard is tender, 3 to 5 minutes.
- Per Serving
- Calories 496
- Fat 27g
- Cholesterol 55mg
- Carbohydrate 38g
- Sodium 1652mg
- Protein 27g
- Fiber 8g
- Sugar 7g
What does this mean? See Nutrition 101 .
Farro is a wheat variety grown in Italy. The soup can be refrigerated for up to 3 days or frozen for up to 3 months.