When you think of Spanish food, soup may not be the first thing that comes to mind. But believe it or not, soups and stews actually make up a major food group in the Spanish diet! Try some of these typical Spanish soup recipes to bring the flavors of Spain to your table.
Cold soups reign supreme in the sweltering Spanish summertime. My authentic gazpacho recipe is a great starting point, as is its creamier cousin salmorejo. Once you’ve mastered the basics, try putting a twist on the classics with recipes like watermelon gazpacho and beet salmorejo!
Then, when the cold weather rolls around, heartier Spanish soup recipes can be found on every table and restaurant menu. My chorizo-packed Spanish lentil soup is a classic, and if you want something lighter yet still warming, try a hot cup of caldo de pollo (Spanish chicken broth)!