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How to Build a Mediterranean Lentil Bowl

An easy way to make lentils delicious, with a few key ingredients.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Course: Dinner, lunch, main
Cuisine: modern mediterranean, Vegan
Keyword: bowl food, lentil bowl, power bowl
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 145kcal
Author: Louise-Claire Cayzer

Ingredients

  • 250 g Lentils:: either 2 cups cooked or 1 pack pre-cooked
  • 2 cloves Garlic OR Shallots, Chives or Spring Onions to taste
  • 10 Cherry Tomatoes or Peppers:: Either fresh or roasted.
  • 2 Tbsp Herbs :: such as parsley , oregano, thyme, rosemary, basil. Use dried or fresh.
  • Chilli:: either fresh or mild powdered
  • 50 g rocket OR other greens such ask kale. asparagus, Spinach, Broccoli, Watercress
  • 1 tsp Olive Oil
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Optional Extras: a dash of wine- white or red. A sprinkle of vegan cheeze.

Instructions

  • Slick a pan with oil & soften the Allium. Add the lentils and fresh chilli if using.
  • Add a tiny bit of water, or wine if you are using.
  • Cook gently until heated through & add dried herbs if using then add the tomatoes and/or peppers.
  • If you are using Broccoli or Asparagus, steam it or stir fry it.
  • Otherwise, mix through the spinach, rocket or watercress. If you're using fresh herbs, add them in here too.
  • If you want to sprinkle some vegan cheeze over, do so now
  • Serve with some crusty bread, or just on it's own.

Nutrition

Serving: 125g | Calories: 145kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 14mg | Potassium: 316mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1638IU | Vitamin C: 22mg | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 1mg