My delicious vegetable & lentil stew!





I will admit that my very best (and worst) dishes come from me experimenting.  I rarely use exact measurements and the results vary.

Yesterday I had a craving for green lentils all day at work so I decided to cook some!  When I got home i decided that I would be putting in red and yellow peppers and the experiment went from there.

What followed turned out to be a very delicious veg/lentil stew.

Lentil stew recipe

Ingredients – serves 2-4

1 tin of green lentils

half a red bell pepper (chopped into small pieces)

half a yellow bell pepper (chopped into small pieces)

a red onion (chopped into small pieces)

a glove of garlic (chopped into small pieces)

a small sweet potato (chopped into small cubes)

4 slices sun-dried tomatoes (from a jar) chopped

one vegetable stock cube

a cup of yellow lentils

a cup of red lentils

a heaped tablespoon of creme fraiche – optional

table spoon of sunflower oil

 

Method

  1. Using a deep enough saucepan over a medium heat – add the sunflower oil.
  2. Add the onion and the garlic and fry for 2-3 mins
  3. Add the bell peppers and fry for a further 2-3 mins
  4. Add the sundried tomatoes and sweet potatoe and fry for 2-3 mins
  5. Crumble in a vegtable stock cube and pour over the tin of green lentils liquid and all.
  6. Stir until the stockcube is disolved
  7. add in the red and yellow lentils
  8. Stir and then add boiling water to cover all the ingredients.
  9. Bring it to the boil and immediately turn it to the lowest setting and cover with a lid.
  10. Allow to cook covered for 25mins – stiring occasionally.
  11. The veg and lentils should now be tender.
  12. *Optional – Add the spoon of creme fraiche and stir thoroughly.
  13. Serve on its own or as a side with your main meal.

 

 

 

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