In a heavy bottom 5 quart pot over medium heat, heat the oil and sauté onions, carrots and celery until softened but not browned, about 7-10 minutes. Add the sausages and break them up with spoon. Saute for three minutes until browned.
Add the lentils and stir to coat well. Heat for 1-2 minutes. Add chicken broth and water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium low and simmer for at least 60 minutes, or up to 90 minutes, or until lentils are soft and tender throughout.
When the lentils are just right, add tomato paste, vinegar and pepper and stir thoroughly. Taste for salt, adding as needed. Turn off heat and add spinach, stirring until completely wilted.
Serve in wide, shallow bowls and garnish with croutons and shaved parmigiano-reggiano cheese. Goes great with a nice piece of crusty bread. Makes 8 starter or 6 entrees servings.
Use a really good homemade chicken stock. Don’t bother with canned or boxed soup. Make your own. If you don’t have a recipe, you can find many on the Internet. For more cooking tips and recipes, follow me at http://davidstable.com.
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (452g)|
|Recipe Makes: 6 Servings|
|Calories from Fat: 68 (21%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 7.6g||10 %|
|Saturated Fat 0.4g||2 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 1.4g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 0.6g|
|Cholesterol 30.1mg||9 %|
|Sodium 951.1mg||33 %|
|Potassium 995mg||26 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 39.8g||12 %|
|Dietary Fiber 18.3g||73 %|
|Sugars, other 21.4g|
|Protein 24.6g||35 %|
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Calories per serving: 324
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12chica29Delicious! I used Portuguese Chorico instead and added chunks of Sweet Potato, too. Sooo good!1y ago
kazhmereWhat a wonderful and flavorful recipe! Will DEFINITELY make again. (Note: tomato paste is listed in the instructions but not in the ingredients. I used 2 Tbsp - was that about right?) And yes, homemade stock is the key to any good soup. I used a combination of chicken and turkey stock.2y ago
PurplelotusllcAfter adding the exact amounts of liquid it was a little watery for me. I went ahead and added some brown rice and quinoa to the soup and it is good.3y ago
LindsayRoseSo delish. I make this every fall.4y ago
Allycat413fishieIt was good. I added bell peppers instead of celery. Would be a great soup for those cold winter days.4y ago
CP_88This was so yummy. I added yellow bell peppers instead of carrots and celery and the flavor was amazing.4y ago
jojutsumVery easy to make and cheap as it fed 5 of us. Mixed reaction, all was eaten but I found it rather bland and the celery over powered it. Sausages were delicious but I think it needed a bit more lick.4y ago
natalieREI am enjoying this recipe, though I left out the spinach. It was easy to prepare and makes good left-overs.5y ago