Hearty Vegetable and Lentil Soup with Smoked Sausage
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Hearty Vegetable and Lentil Soup with Smoked Sausage

This is thick and tasty soup, perfect for warming up on a winter's day.

Paige Languedoc-Roussillon, France

Ingredients

Serves: 4 

  • 1 1/2 onion
  • 4-5 cloves garlic
  • 4 small carrots
  • 3 small sticks celery
  • 1-2 leeks
  • 8-10 new potatoes
  • 2 chicken stock cubes
  • 1 cup dried lentils
  • 4 thick smoked pork sausages
  • thyme
  • rosemary
  • coriander seeds
  • paprika
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon olive oil

Directions

Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:1hour  ›  Ready in:1hour10min 

  1. Dice all the vegetables and onion, peel and mince garlic.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a large heavy-based pot, sauté the onion and garlic for 1 minute.
  3. Add the vegetables and herbs to the pot, stir to coat with the oil and cook for a few minutes to soften.
  4. Dissolve the chicken stock cubes in hot water and add to the pot, add the lentils, stir and when the pot is boiling, reduce heat, cover and simmer.
  5. In a non-stick frying pan over medium heat, brown the sausages on all sides. Add sausages to the soup pot and check the liquid – add more water if needed.
  6. Simmer for at least 1 hour, checking the consistency and adding more water if needed. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Tip

Serve with warm fresh crusty bread.

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