10 May 2010

Lentil, sausage, chard, sweet potato soup

I based this soup off of this recipe, but ended up changing a whole lot... and made a lot more, because it's getting to be winter and chilly here!

2 large sweet potatoes
1 large onion
5 cloves garlic
2 cups lentils, soaked overnight
A large handful sundried tomatoes
3 smoked sausages, any type - I used longaniza
About 2-3 cups chopped chard
2 large tomatoes.
Spices to taste: aji, merquen, dill, salt, pepper, paprika, oregano, cilantro, parsley
2 tablespoons flour (all-purpose or whole-wheat)

To start, dice two large sweet potatoes, and microwave them for four minutes on high, stir, then microwave four more minutes. They stay more tender and tasty if you very lightly drizzle them with vegetable oil and stir (or hand-mix) until they are all covered before you microwave them, but this is optional.

While this is going, you can get started on:

Boil the lentils together with the sundried tomatoes, in a small pot, until the lentils are soft.

Chop the onion, garlic, and sausage into large pieces, and throw into a large pot with the tablespoon olive oil. Saute until the onions are clear and the sausages are well-cooked and and browned.

Add in the sweet potato and let saute another couple minutes, stirring occasionally.

Cut up the tomato and chard.

Throw in the chard, lentils, sun-dried tomatoes (you may choose to cut the tomatoes into smaller pieces here, once they're soft), tomato, flour, and spices.

Simmer for about five minutes.



  1. This sounds like a perfect rainy day soup! I will have to try a veggie version!

  2. I just made this soup and I love it. The recipe makes a cauldron of soup. I did not see any WATER to be added. I added five cups and a little more and no flour. What does the flour do?

  3. Flour will thicken up a soup so it's less watery!