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Spiced Lentil & Sausage Soup

By Ally @allykitchen
spiced lentil & sausage soup

An entire meal in a bowl. Yep, this lentil soup, or better yet, spiced lentils and sausage soup will be all you need on any day to fill your belly with goodliness!

Lentils are so exceptionally healthy for you. Ever wonder why? If you Google 'healthy benefits of lentils' you'll quickly understand why! Here's just a smattering of information. Remember, it's up to YOU to know how to make yourself healthier, and it starts with putting some time into learning more about foods that are good for you.

Tell me About Lentils

According to WebMD:

"Lentils are one of the world's oldest health foods. Growers first raised these beans in the Middle East in 8,000 B.C, and they've worked their way west since then. Along the way, Greeks considered the bean a poor man's food while Egyptians often regarded it as royal fare.The lentil came to the Americas in the early 16th century. During World War II, people began to see it as a low-cost, high- protein meat substitute.The lens-shaped bean comes in several varieties. The most common types are brown, green, and red. Dietitians like the gluten-free food because it's got lots of nutrition. Cooks like how its subtle flavor makes it the perfect canvas for other ingredients and seasonings.Hey, if you're not cooking lentils, then you've come to the very finest recipe you'll find. Mine! I've had so many taste testers try this lentil and sausage soup, and it's always with rave reviews. Now, if you don't want to season with the sausage, then you can use a beef shank or throw in a lamb loin chop when they're cooking. Lentil soup with meat is simply divine and an entire meal!"

Some Other Lentil Benefits
  • They're full of polyphenols.
  • They're high in protein.
  • They're a good source of iron.
  • They're full of fiber.
  • Lentils are good for your bones.
  • They're a good source of folic acid.
  • They're high in magnesium.

If you follow me long enough, you'll know that I LOVE BEANS! Here's another with andouille sausage, beans and kale. Yes, to die for! But, don't cuz you'll wanna eat a second bowl!

spiced lentil & sausage soup

  • 5 Tbl. extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 cup sweet onions, small dice
  • 2 tsp. garlic, very fine dice
  • 1 lb. lentils, dried and rinsed
  • 1 (32 oz.) chicken stock + 4 cups water, divided
  • 2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 2 tsp. sweet paprika
  • 1 tsp. turmeric
  • 1 ½ tsp. sea salt
  • 1 tsp. pepper
  • 1 can (14.5 oz.) chopped tomatoes
  • 1 lb. sweet sausage, ground (not links)
  • spiced lentil & sausage soup



Spiced Lentil Sausage Soup
spiced lentil & sausage soup

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