Friday, January 14, 2011

D-Feast Friday - Lentil Soup

This is my husband's favorite soup. :)

Lentil Soup
1 cup dry lentils
1 cup sliced carrots (about 2 medium)
1/2 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 tbs instant chicken bouillon granules
5 to 6 cups of water (or you can use about 3 to 4 cups of chicken stock)
1/2 tsp dried sage, crushed or 2tsp of snipped fresh sage
1/8 tsp ground black pepper
2 cloves of garlic, minced
6 oz fully cooked smoked sausage links, quartered lengthwise and sliced
grated Parmesan 

In a large pot combine the lentils, carrots, celery, onion, bouillon granules, sage, ground pepper, garlic and water.  Bring to a boil and reduce heat.  Cover and simmer for 30 minutes until vegetables are tender.  Stir in sausage and simmer for another 25-30 minutes. Serve with grated Parmesan.  

*add more water for thinner soup, add less water and simmer longer for thicker soup

makes about 8 - 1 cup servings - about 36 carbs per serving. 

Lorraine over at This is Caleb has another fabulous version of Lentil Soup to try!


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