Recipe: Chipotle Lentil Soup With Sausage

By Alma Schneider


* 2 tablespoons olive oil

* 2 medium-sized onions, chopped

* 4 scallions, chopped

* 2-3 large cloves garlic, minced

* 1/2 teaspoon of salt

* 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper

* 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

* 3 medium-sized carrots, diced

* 6 cups chicken or vegetable broth

* 1-2 tablespoons chipotle pepper sauce from a can of chipotle peppers in Adobo sauce (it’s spicy, so start with less)

* 2 cups dried green lentils

* 1/2 pound of pork or turkey sausage, diced


1. In a big pot over medium flame, heat up olive oil.

2. Add chopped onions, scallions, garlic and spices.

3. Saute until vegetables are wilted.

4. Add the carrots and cook for a few minutes.

5. Add in broth, chipotle sauce, lentils and sausage.

6. Bring to a boil.

7. Reduce to a simmer.

8. Leave uncovered for about 20-30 minutes or until lentils are tender.

Enjoy with some crusty bread!

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Alma Schneider is a licensed Clinical Social Worker helping individuals overcome their psychological and practical obstacles to cooking and parenting on her blog and consulting business, Take Back the Kitchen. She is a native New Yorker transplanted to the suburbs with her husband, four children and loving yet stubborn Beagle Shiloh.


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