Brown sausage over medium heat in a Dutch oven or a large pot until cooked through. Using a slotted spoon, remove sausage from pot and set aside.
Heat extra virgin olive oil over medium high heat in the pot. Add onions, carrots, and celery to pot and saute until onions become translucent (about 4 - 5 minutes).
Add chicken broth, water, lentils, and potatoes to the pot, and bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce heat to medium-low, cover and cook for about 20 minutes. Add peeled and diced tomato, minced garlic and dried oregano. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Cook for another 10 minutes, or until the lentils are done.
Just before serving, sprinkle some freshly chopped parsley.
Italian Lentil Soup with Sausage
Amount Per Serving (635 g)
Calories 701Calories from Fat 281
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 8.6g43%
Trans Fat 0.2g
Polyunsaturated Fat 22.6g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.