Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Lentils With Smoked Sausage Soup

Stop it! Stop it right now! I will have no ugly faces made at the mention of the word lentils. I can hear the naysayers already, "Lentils taste like dirt.", "My mother made lentils once for me when I was a child and I hated them.". Etc. etc. My lentils are delicious. My mother also made lentils that I refused to eat (sorry mom) but these are not your mother's lentils (sorry again mom).

Lentils with Smoked Sausage Soup

4 T olive oil (or coconut oil) into your pot.
Add 1 chopped onion & 1 1/2 c. shredded cabbage and saute until onions soften.
Then add I crushed clove of garlic and saute a bit more.
Follow with 1 pound of smoked sausage (veggie sausage is fine, turkey, regular)
saute a bit more and dance while you do it (It makes the soup taste better.)
Add 6c. water, 1 lb bag of lentils, 4 cubes of broth bouillon, 2 cans diced tomatoes, 2 bay leaves, 2 t thyme, sprinkle of cayenne (optional), S & P to taste.

Cook until the lentils are tender, about 40 minutes. This soup is just as lovely, if not better, the day after. My children joyfully eat this soup. My husband asks for this soup. This is guest worthy soup. Try the soup! :0)


  1. I like lentils, because my mom never made lentils. Your recipe sounds good. Look forward to making it sometime.

  2. Do you just slice the sausage? About the canned tomatoes... what size can? Sorry, I'm a details person and I can't cook well without a recipe! :D I have never cooked lentils, although I have both red ones and green ones in my pantry. Just the word "lentils" makes my husband's face pucker. I guess his mother made them? Oh, does it matter what flavor of bouillon you use?

    Terri in Mapleton, OR

  3. 14 1/2 oz. can of tomatoes, I chop up the sausage but sliced would fine too, green lentils, and chicken bouillon. This is just a yummy soup.