i have tried many copycat versions of this soup and this recipe is right on target...thanks grannydragon!
I made as directed with spicy Italian sausage. I felt the soup was very bland. I ultimately added some dried herbs (oregano, thyme, bay leaf) to boost the flavor. Because I altered the recipe quite a bit, I will not be giving it a rating.
Just like the actual restaurant version, seriously the best copycat recipe for this soup, I was worried when it called for chicken sausage but I followed the recipe and it was amazing!!!
This is a fabulous meal in a bowl. I cannot get spicy sausage of any kind here so used beef sausage and added lots of oregano, chilli and smoky paprika with great results. The lentils I used were red but I can imagine any lentil would work here. Thanks Dyna for such a great meal and you will be pleased to know that DS took a bowl to the theatre with him !! love Kate