Lentil Casserole

A tasty and easy main meal.

Ingredients

  • ½ cups brown/green lentils. Soak lentils for 4 hours in cold water.
  • 1 onion – chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • ½ teaspoon chilli flakes or 2 teaspoons mixed herbs
  • 2 tblsp tamari (soy source)
  • 2 400g cans of tomatoes or 8 fresh tomatoes
  • 3 tblsp tomato paste
  • sesame seeds
  • nutritional yeast
  • chopped parsley

Vegetables

  • 5 potatoes cut into chunks
  • 2 carrots, sliced
  • ½ broccoli or cauliflower cut into florets.
  • Other vegetables may be used such as pumpkin, sweet potato or cabbage.

Method

  1. Drain lentils.
  2. Place lentils in large pan and cover with water.  Bring lentils to boil then simmer 15- 20 minutes until soft.  Strain in a sieve and put aside.
  3. Whilst lentils are cooking, heat oil in large pan and cook onion and garlic in a small amount of water until softened.  Add chilli flakes or herbs and cook for 2 mins.
  4. Add cooked lentils, tomatoes, tomato paste and tamari.  Gently heat lentil mixture.
  5. Steam potatoes, carrots, broccoli / cauliflower until just cooked.  Add to lentil mixture.
  6. For a special occasion, you can serve in a serving dish.  Sprinkle with nutritional yeast and sesame seeds
  7. Garnish with parsley.
  8. Serves 4 – 6 people.

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