Lentil Sausage Soup

Here’s another recipe from my mom. It’s good the first day you make it, but it improves after a couple of days.

1 c brown or green lentils
1 T olive oil or butter
2 medium green peppers, seeded and chopped
2 medium carrots, sliced
1 onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
5 c water
2 t chicken bouillon granules
1/2 t sage
1/4 cayenne pepper
1/2 lb smoked sausage, sliced

Rinse and drain lentils. In a deep soup pot, heat oil or butter to medium high and sauté peppers, carrot, onion and garlic for 2 minutes. Add lentils, water, bouillon, sage and cayenne pepper to vegetables, bring to a boil and simmer covered for 30 minutes. Over medium heat, brown sausage in a skillet and add it to soup. Once sausage is heated through, serve.