Spicy Lentil and Sausage Soup

Total Time
1 hr 9 min
14 min
55 min
Here is a delicious recipe that will help you in your healthy weight loss pursuit.


olive oil

1 Tbsp

uncooked onion(s)

1 medium, chopped

green pepper(s)

1 medium, seeded and chopped


4 oz, low-fat, thinly sliced

garlic clove(s)

2 medium clove(s), minced

ground cumin

1 tsp

reduced-sodium chicken broth

4 cup(s)

dry lentils

1 cup(s), picked over, rinsed and drained

fat free salsa

¾ cup(s), or green variety

uncooked potato(es)

1 medium, peeled and cubed

yellow summer squash

1 medium, cubed

fresh parsley

2 Tbsp, fresh, chopped


  1. Heat the oil in a large nonstick saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and bell pepper and cook, stirring frequently, until very tender, about 8 minutes. Add the kielbasa, garlic, and cumin; cook until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Add the broth, lentils, and salsa; bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer, partially covered, until the lentils are almost tender, about 20 minutes.
  2. Stir in the potato and squash; return to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer, partially covered, until all of the vegetables and lentils are very tender, about 15 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the parsley. Yields 1 1/3 cups per serving.


Green salsa or salsa verde, made with tomatillos, chiles, cilantro, and spices, is available fresh or in jars in most supermarkets.

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