Peppery lentils are a perfect partner for sausage—in this case turkey sausage, which has one-third the saturated fat of its pork counterpart. Not only are lentils high in flavor, fiber and folate, but they cook in only a half hour (versus a couple of hours for most other legumes).
This soup makes enough for 8 servings, so serve it to a crowd, or freeze it in 1- to 2-cup containers and have it on hand for a last minute meal.
Makes 8 servings
2 teaspoons vegetable oil, such as olive or canola oil
1 large onion, diced
4 cloves garlic, minced
3 carrots, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced crosswise
1 pound lentils