Soup

Sausage, Lentil & Kale Soup

Fall is here

You can feel it in the air and see it in the trees, you can even smell it

It’s the time of the year for football, apple picking and sweaters

It’s also time for soup!

Yes I said soup.  Soup is one of the original comfort foods and is very overlooked as far as I’m concerned

Why make homemade soup when you can get any variety in a can?

Because it is easy and just tastes better and there is nothing as good and satisfying as a hot bowl of soup

Here is a favorite of ours and we hope you will love it as well

We are starting off with 2 onions, 2 celery stalks and 1 teaspoon each of kosher salt and ground black pepper

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Peel the onions and give them and the celery a nice chop

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Heat 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil in a pot and add in the onions, celery, salt and pepper

Cook 5-6 minutes or until tender

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Next up we will need 8 hot Italian sausages (you can substitute sweet Italian sausages)

Remove the sausage from their casings and add to the pot

Cook 8-10 minutes or until the sausages are browned

Chop them into smaller bits as they cook

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Next we will need 8 cups of chicken stock and 1 cup of dried lentils

Click the link below to make your own chicken stock

Homemade Chicken Stock

I like to rinse the lentils and pick over them to ensure there are no stones or grit

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Add the lentils into the pot and cook for 1-2 minutes

Add in the stock, cover and bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 30-35 minutes or until the lentils are tender

Now for some greens

I happen to have 8 ounces of already chopped kale

If your using a fresh bunch, be sure to rinse it thoroughly and give it a good chop

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Add the kale to the soup, bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer and cook 5-6 minutes or until the kale starts to wilt a bit

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Now for the kicker, add in 1 tablespoon of red wine vinegar

It adds such a nice bright taste to the soup, you will be hooked

We served the soup with some crusty bread and fresh shredded parmesan cheese

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Enjoy!!!

Simply Sundays! ~ Sausage, Lentil & Kale Soup

  • Servings: 8-10
  • Difficulty: Medium
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Ingredients

8 hot Italian sausage links

2 onions

2 celery stalks

1 teaspoon each of kosher salt and ground black pepper

1 cup of dried lentils

8 cups of chicken stock

8 ounces of fresh chopped kale

1 tablespoon of red wine vinegar

2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil

Optional for serving

crusty bread

fresh shredded parmesan cheese

Directions

Peel 2 onions and give them a chop along with 2 stalks of celery. Heat 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil in a pot and add in the onions, celery, salt and pepper.  Cook 5-6 minutes or until slightly tender

Next remove 8 hot Italian sausages from their casings add to the pot.  Cook 8-10 minutes or until the sausages are browned.   Chop them into smaller bits as they cook

Add 1 cup of dried lentils into the pot and cook for 1-2 minutes.  Add in 8 cups of chicken stock, cover and bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 30-35 minutes or until the lentils are tender

Add in 8 ounces of fresh chopped kale to the soup, bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer and cook 5-6 minutes or until the kale starts to wilt a bit Stir in 1 tablespoon of red wine vinegar

serve with crusty bread and fresh shredded parmesan cheese (optional)

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