Lentil sausage soup

It has been a very cold winter so far and what is better to tackle this frigid weather than a bowl of comfort food. Lentil soup enhanced with some spicy sausage is the perfect comfort food!


Here’s the Greek version:

Greek lentil sausage soup

Yields 4


½ kilo lentils

1 large white onion finely chopped

2 carrots diced

1 celery stalk diced

1 garlic clove finely chopped

1/3 cup esti extra virgin olive oil

2 cups vegetable broth

3 tablespoons tomato paste

1 teaspoon Greek oregano

½ kilo spicy sausage cut into 2cm thick slices

In a large pot heat the olive oil over medium heat, and sauté the onion and garlic with the oregano, salt and  pepper for 5-10 minutes, or until the onion is translucent and tender. Add the celery and carrots and sauté for another 10 minutes. Add the broth, tomato paste, and  lentils, cover, and bring to a boil. Simmer by covering the pot for an hour, or until the lentils are cooked through and tender. Add the sausage and simmer for another 15-20 minutes. Serve hot. You can drizzle some esti extra virgin olive oil on top.

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