Friday, 27 May 2011

National Vegetarian Week (NVW) Recommended Recipe

This recommended recipe is courtesy of @Artemisfoul1812.

Elizabeth's Mediterranean Lentil Stew


Brown lentils
1 tbsp olive oil
1 large onion - chopped
2 cloves garlic - crushed
1 tsp dried chilli flakes
1 1/2 teaspoons capers
Handful chopped black olives
2 large ripe tomatoes - roughly chopped
Tin chopped tomatoes
Handful mint - chopped
Feta - chopped


1. If using raw lentils boil for around 20 mins till tender. If using tinned just drain and rinse
2. Heat oil in another pan, add onion, garlic and chilli flakes. Cook until onion softens
3. Add both types of tomatoes, capers, lentils and olives. Top up with a little water. You don't want too much. It's a stew so should be quite thick.
4. Bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer for 10 mins.
5. Add mint. Cook for a further 5 mins.
6. Serve in bowls with feta crumbled on top and a nice chunk or two of crusty bread

This recipe is right up my street, I adore feta cheese, I'm planning on making this tomorrow, I have the girls coming over for tea and they'll both love it!

Thank you Elizabeth for sharing your recipe!

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