Cajun Lentil Soup

Serves 4


  • 1 pound andouille sausage, sliced
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup diced celery
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 1/2 cup diced carrot
  • 2 cups French green lentils
  • 4-5 cups chicken broth
  • Sprig of fresh thyme
  • Red pepper flakes to taste
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add sliced sausage and cook until lightly browned. Add celery, onion and carrot and lower heat to medium low. Continue to cook for 5 minutes or until vegetables are soft.
Wash lentils and add to saucepan. Add 4 cups broth and seasonings. Cook until lentils are soft, about 20-30 minutes. Season to taste and add more broth if soup is too thick.  

Recipe from Central Market Poulsbo - Culinary Resource Center
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