This dish was invented on one of those evenings when you’ve run out of almost everything and you have to get creative with what’s at the back of the store cupboard. Dan loved it and suggested I wrote it down quickly before I forgot what I put in it. Now we have this regularly and call it ‘lentil chowder’ just because it’s creamy.
In these photos I’m making double the recipe then freezing half of it to eat on another night which works really well with this meal.
- 200g red lentils
- 1 diced onion
- 2 diced carrots
- Tin mixed beans (in this pic I’m using what I had open in my fridge, so sweetcorn, chickpeas and a tin of kidney beans)
- Vegetable stock
- 100ml Soya cream (or more if you like)
- Coconut oil
- 2 green chillies
- 2 garlic cloves
- Lemon zest
- Finely chopped fresh rosemary
Fry onion and carrot in oil to soften. Add garlic and chilli and fry for a couple more minutes.
Add lentils and enough stock to comfortably cover them.
Bring to the boil then simmer for 15 mins. Skim off any scum from the surface.
Add the beans and cream and simmer for another 15 mins.
Garnish with lots of lemon zest and herbs and a drizzle of cream.
Serve with rice and bread.