Smoked Sausage with Lentils

Smoked Sausage with Lentils

4 servings
Preparation 10 min
Cooking 35 min

460 calories per serving 


2 cloves garlic, finely chopped    
1/2 onions, finely chopped   100 g
1 carrots, finely chopped   100 g
1 stalk celery, finely chopped   70 g
1/2 dried chili peppers, minced   0.4 g
2 tbsp olive oil   30 mL
2 cups green-brown lentils (dried)   360 g
1 1/4 cup chicken broth   310 mL
1 1/2 tbsp tomato paste   23 mL
1 pinch salt [optional]   0.1 g
  ground pepper to taste    
4 smoked sausages   150 g
2 tbsp Italian parsley, fresh, finely chopped [optional]   10 g

Before you start

It is not necessary to soak the lentils in advance.


  1. Prepare the vegetables: Finely chop the garlic, onion(s), carrot(s), and celery stalk(s). Mince the chili pepper.
  2. Heat the oil in a pan over medium heat. Add the vegetables and chili pepper, then sauté 2-3 min until they are slightly softened. Stir in the lentils then cook 1 min.
  3. Pour in the broth and tomato paste. Bring to a boil, then cover and simmer until the lentils are cooked al dente, about 30 min. Stir occasionally and check that the lentils remain moist, adding some more broth or water if necessary. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Meanwhile, cook the sausages on a medium-hot grill until brown and crisp, about 2-3 min per side. Alternatively, sauté the sausages in a grooved grill-pan, then add them to the lentils. Cover then cook an additional 5 min. Sprinkle with the chopped parsley (optional) then serve.

Nutrition Facts Table

Nutrition Facts

per 1 serving (260g)


% DV*

* DV = Daily Value




14 g

21 %

Saturated 4 g
+ Trans 0 g

19 %


25 mg


530 mg

22 %


57 g

19 %


11 g

43 %


5 g


30 g

Vitamin A

50 %

Vitamin C

20 %


15 %


70 %

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Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to:

Vegetables and Fruit: serving
Grain Products: 0 serving
Milk and Alternatives: 0 serving
Meat and Alternatives: servings

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Free :
Added Sugar, Trans Fat
Low :
Cholesterol, Saturated Fat
Source of :
Calcium, Vitamin B12, Vitamin C
Good source of :
Vitamin B2, Vitamin E, Vitamin K
Excellent source of :
Copper, Fibre, Folacin, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, Phosphorus, Potassium, Selenium, Vitamin A, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, Zinc
Diet-related health claims :

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This recipe is in the following categories: Beans/Legumes | Pork | Main courses/Entrées | Heart-healthy | High Fibre | High Iron | Low Cholesterol | Low Saturated Fat | Braise/Stew

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