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Aromatic Lentils with Peppers & Tomatoes

This easy one pan recipe is a joy to cook and a treat to eat, what more do you need when looking for a new recipe to add to your culinary repertoire?!?

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Recipe Ingredients

½ an onion – diced (1cm)
1 pepper – diced (2-3cm)
2 cloves garlic – finely chopped
2 tsp aromatic spice blend
100g red lentils
200ml water
½ stock cube
200g tinned chopped tomatoes
100g fresh salad or cherry tomatoes – diced or halved

Optional Ingredients

Fresh tomatoes, Greek yoghurt, spiced nuts & seeds, flat bread, feta cheese, olives, olive oil, fresh herbs

Recipe Instructions

Prepare vegetables as described.

Place onion into saucepan with a little oil and cook over medium heat until soft (3-4 mins).

Add diced peppers and cook until they start to soften (3-4 mins).

Add garlic and cook out for 30 seconds before adding the spices and cooking for another 30 seconds, stir frequently to avoid spices from smoking, reduce heat if needed.

Add the lentils, water, vegetable stock cube and chopped tomatoes. Cook everything on a low heat until the lentils are soft (15-20 mins), adding a splash more water if or when required.

Check for seasoning adding more salt and pepper as desired.

Serve topped with fresh tomatoes and any optional extras.

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