Italian Lentil Zuppa

Patti Jagodzinski

By
@Gingersnap57

I was visiting my daughter and she made this amazing soup. It is a smart choice for dinner, low in fat and sodium if made with Italian Turkey sausage and low sodium broths. It warms you on a cold night and keeps you full till mornings light. Manga!


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Serves:

6-8

Prep:

1 Hr

Cook:

1 Hr

Ingredients

1 lb
dried lentils, rinsed and picked over for dirt
1 1/2 lb
fresh italian sausage
2 qt
beef broth, reduced sodium
1 qt
chicken broth, low salt
2 c
water
1 large
carrot, finely diced
1 large
onion, finely diced
1/2 c
celery, diced
1 clove
minced garlic, optional
3 Tbsp
fresh sage, chopped
1 c
ripe tomatoes, chopped
salt and pepper to taste
olive oil, extra virgin for garnish

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Cook sausage and drain.
2
Bring beef and chicken broth, plus water to a boil, then add lentils, carrot, onion, celery, sausage and sage.
3
Turn down heat to medium and cook for approximately 1 hour or until the soup thickens.
4
Stir in tomatoes, salt and pepper. Serve the soup topped with a drizzle of EVOO.
5
*** As a shortened step or to avoid those that don't like chopped sage you can avoid chopping the sage and add the entire stalk to the soup. Then when the soup is finished remove the entire stalk and serve.
6
THIS IS GREAT SERVED WITH A CRUSTY BREAD AND A SIDE SALAD WITH AN EVOO/VINEGRETTE.

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