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Spiced Lentils with Sausage

Lentils seasoned with fresh veggies and tomato sauce make the perfect base for crisp sausage links.

Serves 4
Ready in 20 mins
Prep time 5 mins
Cooking time 15 mins
664 calories per serving


> 2 stalks celery
> 2 tbsp olive oil
> 1 lb sweet Italian sausage links
> 1 cup shredded carrots
> 1/2 cup chopped onions
> 1 tbsp fennel seeds
> 1 1/2 cups tomato sauce
> 1 (15.5 oz) can cooked lentils
> 1 cup watercress leaves


Slice the celery. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a skillet or large heavy saucepan. Brown the sausage for 4 min., flipping occasionally. Cover and continue cooking on low for 3–4 min. until sausage is cooked through. Transfer sausage to a plate and cover loosely with foil.
Heat remaining 1 tbsp oil over medium-high heat. Add the celery, carrots, onions, and fennel seeds; sauté 3 min. Add the tomato sauce and cook, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are tender, about 5 min.
Stir in the lentils and season with salt (in moderation) and pepper. Plate the lentil mixture and top with sausage. Garnish with watercress.

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