Vegetarian Smoked Sausage Soup

    55 minutes

    A full flavoured vegetarian soup that uses smoked sausages, cabbage, tomatoes and lentils along with seasoning from thyme and cayenne pepper.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 220g (1 cup) dry green or brown lentils
    • 1 small onion, diced
    • 3/4 cup (60g) finely sliced cabbage
    • 1 clove garlic, crushed
    • 2 vegetarian smoked sausages, diced
    • 1 (400g) tin diced tomatoes
    • 2 vegetable stock cubes
    • 4 cups (1 litre) water
    • 1 bay leaf
    • 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
    • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
    • salt and pepper, to taste

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:55min 

    1. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Stir in lentils, onion, cabbage and garlic, Fry stirring once or twice for 5 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
    2. Stir in sausage and tomatoes. Crumble vegetable stock cubes over mixture then pour in the water. Stir in bay leaf, thyme and cayenne pepper.
    3. Bring to a boil then cover and simmer until lentils are tender; about 30-45 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

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    We used chorizo instead of veg sausages, & half a cabbage. Instead of crumbling stock cubes and pouring water over, pre-made the stock up first. Used canned lentils rather than dry & reduced cooking time to around 25 mins (excluding browning of sausages prior). Pretty you'd recipe, will reduce liquid more next tone to make it thicker. Nice hearty winter dinner!  -  15 Jul 2012


    Throw everything into a crock pot. That's what I did and it came out wonderful. The only only only difference is that I used 6 cups of chicken stock vs the 4 cups water and 2 bouillon cubes and 2 cups of shredded cabbage. We came home to delicious hearty soup thick soup. P.S I didn't even saute anything ahead of time.  -  17 Nov 2005  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I used turkey smoked sausage and didn't have head cabbage, but used a portion of a bag of 3-color slaw I had (which is mostly shredded cabbage anyway). I used half the cayenne and it was still plenty spicy for my taste and petite diced tomatoes. Hearty, good soup...I will make this again.  -  30 Nov 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)