Lentil & Veg Stew

Ingredients:

2 garlic cloves
1 onion
2 carrots
1 yellow pepper
1 stick of celery
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 x 400g tin green lentils
1 x 400g tin of chopped tomatoes
1 vegetable stock cube
2 tablespoons dried mixed herbs
Black pepper, to taste
50g frozen peas or green beans

Method:

  1. Peel the onion, garlic and carrots. Crush or dice the garlic and chop the onion and carrots.
  2. Wash the pepper and celery. De-seed and chop the pepper. Finely slice the celery.
  3. Heat the oil in a large saucepan, over a medium heat.
  4. Add the carrots and cook for 2 minutes, stirring regularly
  5. Add the onions and celery and cook for a further 3 minutes, stirring regularly
  6. Add the garlic and pepper and cook for 2 more minutes, stirring regularly
  7. In a measuring jug, mix the stock cube with 300ml of boiling water and add to the saucepan
  8. Drain the lentils, in a sieve of colander, and rinse them under a tap
  9. Add the lentils, tomatoes, mixed herbs and black pepper to the saucepan
  10. Bring to the boil then reduce the heat to low. Cover and simmer for 30-40 minutes
  11. 5 minutes before the end of cooking add the peas or green beans

* Any leftover stew can be kept in the fridge to eat for up to 2 days later. Alternatively, it can be placed in freezer bags and stored in the freezer for up to 3 month.

* Instead of lentils, you could use chickpeas or beans (such as pinto or cannellini) for this recipe

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2020-06-10T13:24:30+01:00