29 April 2010

Recipe: Lentils with tomato and onion sauce

Lentils with tomato and onion sauce

Preparation Time: 20 minutes.
Serves 2

1/2 onion, finely chopped
1 cup brown tinned lentils, rinsed and drained
1 tsp lemon juice
1 cup tinned chopped tomatoes
1 tsp vinegar
1 pinch salt
2 handfuls of rocket or spinach
2 pita breads, or 2 slices soft seed loaf (toasted if you wish)

Add some mild curry powder or mild chilli sauce for a different flavour (optional)

Serve with: Chopped coriander and balsamic vinegar or sweet chilli sauce

Place the onion in a pan and sauté in a little water until soft.
Add the lentils, lemon juice, tomatoes, vinegar and salt and stir until warmed through, about 10 minutes, on a medium heat.
Remove from pan and place on the pita or slice of bread.
Place the fresh rocket or spinach on top.

Tip: The curry powder or chilli sauce can be used to give this dish a new taste. Adding some peas also bulks up the recipe and adds more nutrients. To save some time, you could use a can of tomato and onion mix. The ingredients can also be heated in a microwave if you do not have a stove.


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