Thanks to Connie O.
1/2 C olive oil
1 1/2 C chopped onion
2 cloves minced garlic
2 cups lentils, rinsed. pre-soaked 1 hr
5 C chicken broth
1 T thyme
1 large can of tomatoes
1 small can of tomato sauce
4 C chopped chard (spinach? kale?)
1 large carrot chopped
sweet Italian chicken sausage sliced thin (12 oz)
ground black pepper
—heat olive oil over medium heat, saute onions for 2 min, add garlic saute 2 min, add lentils, pepper thyme, toss to coat.
— then, pour in tomatoes, sauce, and stir in chard. add broth and sausage, bring to boil over med-high heat. simmer appx 30 min until lentils are tender. You can thin the soup with water if desired.
— just before serving you may add red vinegar, or parmesan cheese.