Cilantro and Chorizo Soup

Cilantro And Chorizo Soup Recipe

No Photo

Have you made this?

 Share your own photo!

Patrick Johnson


Always finding cilantro ver cheap, I was motivated to find a unique use for one of my favorite herbs. This rich and delicious recipe is sure to make you come back for seconds.

NOTE: This recipe can be lightened up by switching out the notable ingredients for reduced fat versions. However, it is not intended to be a meal but an indulgent appetizer. Live a little.


★★★★★ 1 vote

10 Min
25 Min
Stove Top


Add to Grocery List

3 bunch
cilantro, tough stems removed
64 oz
chicken broth
1 stick
butter, unsalted
5 tsp
all purpose flour
16 oz
sour cream
16 oz
cream cheese
3 clove
garlic, minced
1 lb
8 oz
cotija cheese
3/4 tsp
1 tsp
cayenne pepper
3/4 tsp
ground cumin

How to Make Cilantro and Chorizo Soup


  • 1Brown crumbled chorizo in skillet.
  • 2Add cilantro and a small amount of chicken broth to food processor and process until very smooth (about 2 minutes).
  • 3Add butter and flour to sauce pan over medium-high heat and cook, stirring constantly, for about 5-7 minutes.
  • 4Once the butter/flour mixture is cooked add remining chicken broth and cilantro puree and bring to boil for 5 minutes.
  • 5Add sour cream, cream cheese (in small chunks), minced garlic, cumin and cayenne pepper to saucepan and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 25 minutes. Adjust seasoning with salt and additional cayenne if desired.
  • 6Serve with about an ounce of chorizo and 1/2 ounce of cotija cheese as garnish.

Printable Recipe Card

About Cilantro and Chorizo Soup

Course/Dish: Other Soups
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: Mexican

Show 3 Comments & Reviews

14 Comforting Crock Pot Soup Recipes

14 Comforting Crock Pot Soup Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

There’s no better way to warm up on a chilly night than with a delicious cup of soup! Especially when your crock pot does all the work. Check out these...

How To Pair Soups And Wine Recipe

How to Pair Soups and Wine

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Pairing soups and wine can be tricky. Besides there being many types of soup (stews, chowder, broth-based, etc.), soups are liquid and pairing liquid with liquid is strange. In reality,...