Vegetarian Casserole

Vegetarian Casserole

Ingredients (4 servings):

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • 1 tbsp dried thyme
  • 3 medium carrots, sliced (about 200g)
  • 2 medium sticks celery, finely sliced (about 120g)
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 x 400g tins tomatoes or peeled cherry tomatoes
  • 250ml vegetable stock cube
  • 2 zucchinis, sliced thickly (about 300g)
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 250g cooked lentils

 

Method:

  1. Heat the oil in a large, heavy-based pan. Add the onions and cook gently for 5 – 10 mins until softened.
  2. Add the garlic, spices, dried thyme, carrots, celery and peppers and cook for 5 minutes.
  3. Add the tomatoes, stock, courgettes and fresh thyme and cook for 20 – 25 minutes.
  4. Take out the thyme sprigs. Stir in the lentils and bring back to a simmer.
  5. Serve with wild and white basmati rice or quinoa.
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