Thursday, January 26, 2012

Lentil Soup


How does one take a appetizing picture of lentil soup? Oh well… I know it can be done. I’ve seen pictures that looked awesome. This is not one of them. This is also the first time I’ve ever cooked with lentils. Mike’s initial reaction was “what is that?!” but he ended up enjoying the soup even though it doesn’t look appealing. I told him that he told me he’d eat it and he said “but I didn’t know it was going to look like that!”. :)



1/2 cup chopped onion

1 tablespoon olive oil

4 cups chicken broth

1 cup lentils, rinsed

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper

1 teaspoon parsley

1/4 teaspoon cumin

1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes

1/2 cup finely chopped carrot

1/2 cup finely chopped celery

1 can (14 1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes with chilies

12 ounces chicken sausage


In a large saucepan, sauté onion in oil until tender. Add the chicken broth, lentils, salt, pepper, parsley, cumin and red pepper flakes; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20 minutes.

Add the carrots, celery, tomatoes and sausage; return to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 20 minutes or until lentils are tender. Serve with whole wheat rolls.

Yield: 6 servings


  1. I love lentil soup, so it looks good to me! How are you guys doing?

  2. That soup looks fabulous! I love eating lentils! And they're great for you too!!
    i just might try that recipe sometime soon :)
    Hope you both are doing well!! ~ Desirae