Tag Archives: Lentils

Vegetarian Turkish Koftas

Ingredients (6 koftas) 200g brown lentils 200g red split lentils 2 cloves of garlic 1 white onion 1tsp ground cinnamon 1tsp ground allspice ½tsp grated nutmeg 100g breadcrumbs salt and pepper Vegetable stock cube Oil Method Boil the kettle and make 600mls of vegetable stock using a stock cube. Pour it over both types of […]

Shepherdless Pie

This vegetarian version of shepherds pie an old favourite of mine. It is hearty and comforting. It freezes really well so I often double the ingredients and keep a pie in the freezer for those lazy days when I can’t be bothered to cook. Ingredients (serves 4) 200g brown lentils 400g can of black beans […]

Red lentil dal burger

The key to this burger is balancing the ingredients so it is firm enough that it holds its shape but not too much that it becomes dry. Ingredients 200g dried red lentils ½ cup dry breadcrumbs 1 egg 1 onion 1 lemon 50g gram flour 1 thumb ginger 2 cloves garlic 1tsp chilli flakes Salt […]

Ginger and lentil soup with kale

This soup is great if you’re stuffed up with a cold. It’s really healthy and full of things that will get your sinuses working again! Ingredients 250g dried split red lentils 1 large carrot 2 sticks of celery 1 onion 4 cloves of garlic 1 red chilli 75g fresh ginger 1 tin of chopped tomatoes […]

Confused by different types of lentils?

Lentils are a fantastic source of protein for vegetarians. Just 100g contains 26g of protein which is equivalent to 52% of your recommended daily allowance. There are incredibly versatile, easy to cook and very filling. Basically, lentils are legumes known as pulses. Lentils, like peas and beans, are seeds. Unlike dried beans, dried lentils don’t […]

Lentil and Smoked Cheese Salad

I absolutely love this salad. It is surprisingly filling so can easily be a main meal. Just use brown, or dark green lentils, puy lentils are expensive and hard to get hold of in the UK. If you can get smoked cheddar cheese, use this instead of the processed Austrian or German smoked cheese. However, […]