Friday, May 15, 2015

Lentil soup

Yum

A bold and spicy soup with hot Portuguese sausage and healthy lentils.


Lentil Soup:  A bold and spicy soup with hot Portuguese sausage and healthy lentils.



Lentils are powerful little legumes.  They are packed with protein and fiber while being relatively low in calories.  They are very versatile too.  Lentils make great curries, soups, stew, and salads.  Another great thing about lentils is that they are quick to cook compared to other legumes like beans and don't require soaking (although I've read that soaking them overnight helps make their nutrients more digestible...I usually don't plan ahead enough to do that, though).

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Lentil Soup:  A bold and spicy soup with hot Portuguese sausage and healthy lentils.

Lentil Soup

Servings:  2-4
Cooking time:  45-60 minutes

Ingredients:

1 Tbsp olive oil
1 small carrot. diced small
2 stalks celery, diced small
1/2 medium onion, diced
1 jalapeno, diced
1 spicy sausage (I used hot Portuguese sausage), sliced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup lentils (I think I used green lentils)
1 can of diced tomatoes, drained
3 cups water
1 tsp chicken bullion
1 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp ground coriander
1 Tbsp paprika
1/4 tsp smoked paprika (optional)
Salt and pepper to taste

Lentil Soup:  A bold and spicy soup with hot Portuguese sausage and healthy lentils.

In a large stock pot, over medium heat, cook the vegetables in oil until tender.  Add the sausage and continue cooking until it curls then add the garlic and lentils.

Stir and continue cooking until garlic is fragrant then add the tomatoes, water, and bullion.

Add the spices and bring to a boil.

Lower the temperature and simmer, over low heat, for about 30 minutes or until lentils are tender.  Add more water or chicken broth if needed.  Taste for seasoning and adjust.

Makes 2-4 servings.

Enjoy.

Lentil Soup:  A bold and spicy soup with hot Portuguese sausage and healthy lentils.



For more soup recipes check out:

Cauliflower and Chickpea Soup:  A creamy, vegan, soup made with chickpeas, cauliflower, coconut milk, and warm spices
Green Pea Soup:  Healthy and easy, frozen, green peas pureed in a flavorful broth for a creamy and delicious, vibrant green, soup.
     Green Pea Soup            -
Black Bean Soup:  A creamy, flavorful, and meatless soup made with black beans and spices.  Filling enough for an entree.
     Black Bean Soup            -

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6 comments:

  1. Oh, yum! I actually had lentil soup for lunch today, but this looks so much better!

    Stopping by from Miz Helen's Full Plate Thursday!

    Jebbica
    Jebbica's World

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  2. Thanks, Jebbica. I've tried making lentil soup many ways, but this is my favorite. I had a great lentil soup one time at a German restaurant and have been trying to come close every since. :)

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  3. Kim Daniels LewisMay 23, 2015 at 2:59 PM

    Hello beautiful! This looks so amazing. Pinned and tweeted. I hope to see you on Monday at 7pm because we love to party with you! Happy Memorial Day! Lou Lou Girls

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  4. Thanks, Kim. See ya Monday.

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  5. Your Lintil Soup will be great in all the rainy weather we are having. Thanks so much for sharing your post with Full Plate Thursday and have a great day!
    Miz Helen

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  6. Thanks, Miz Helen. I love soup on rainy days.

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