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Lentil Soup with Kale and Sausage

Photo by: Joseph De Leo
Comments: 2
 

Recipe

Here's a hearty cold-weather soup that makes use of some of the best convenience products: canned organic vegetarian lentils, frozen chopped kale, and soy sausage. Everyday, it seems, there are new versions of soy sausage in the supermarket. If the one you're using has a casing, remove and discard it. And in most cases, the 8 ounces called for in the recipe will not use a whole package, so you'll have some left over. Nutritionally the soup delivers 16 grams of protein per serving and 8 grams of fiber, along with only 200 calories and 1 gram saturated fat.

This is the kind of recipe that invites endless variation. You could add frozen corn kernels, frozen peas, a splash of balsamic vinegar, cannellini beans instead of lentils, and on and on.

Yield: Makes 6 servings
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cooking time: 30 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 small onion, coarsely chopped
  • 8 ounces Italian-style or chorizo-style soy sausage
  • 4 cups vegetable broth, homemade or store-bought
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped kale or collard greens, or half of a 16-ounce bag
  • 1 can (15 ounces) organic vegetarian lentils
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons grated Parmesan-style soy cheese

Directions

1. In a large nonstick saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 5 minutes.

2. If sausage is wrapped in casing, discard casing. Crumble sausage into the saucepan, and cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes. Add broth and kale. Bring to a boil. Then reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 15 minutes.

3. Stir in lentils and salt and simmer for 5 minutes longer. Ladle into six bowls and sprinkle each with 1 tablespoon Parmesan before serving.

Notes

Make-Ahead Tip: Soup can be refrigerated for up to three days, or frozen for up to a month.

Serving Suggestions: Crispy bread sticks or a crusty loaf of whole-grain bread—that's it.


© 2006 David Ricketts
 

Nutritional Information

Nutrients per serving (% daily value)

Nutritional information does not include Vegetable Broth. For nutritional information on Vegetable Broth, please follow the link above.

264kcal (13%)
146mg (15%)
19mg (32%)
167mcg RAE (6%)
455mg
38mg
15g
2g
7g
18g
33mg (11%)
457mg (19%)
5g (27%)
15g (23%)
3mg (16%)
 

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  • calicocado

    09.22.12 Flag comment

    I have made this soup several times, with different variations and it's terrific every time. One of my all time favorites!

  • calicocado

    09.22.12 Flag comment

    I have made this soup several times, with different variations and it's terrific every time. One of my all time favorites!

 

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