Puy lentils with smoked tofu

Puy lentils with smoked tofu

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 5 mins


Serves 2
Benefit from the slow-release energy of lentils and wholegrains combined with the rich flavour of smoked tofu, paprika and sweet peppers

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal300
  • fat6g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs38g
  • sugars8g
  • fibre12g
  • protein24g
  • salt1.3g
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  • 1-cal oil spray
  • 1 large courgette, finely diced



    The courgette is a variety of cucurtbit, which means it's from the same family as cucumber,…

  • 100g smoked tofu, finely diced
  • ½ tsp smoked paprika
  • 1½ tbsp balsamic vinegar

    Balsamic vinegar

    bal-sam-ick vin-ee-gah

    True Balsamic vinegar is an artisan product from Modena, in Emilia Romagna, Italy, and is made…

  • 250g sachet cooked Puy lentils
  • 1 red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 medium roasted red pepper from a jar (not in oil), about 85g, sliced
  • good handful pea shoots or rocket



    A type of legume, peas grow inside long, plump pods. As is the case with all types of legume,…


  1. Spray a non-stick pan with 3 sprays of oil and add the courgettes, tofu and smoked paprika. Cook for a few mins to soften the courgettes. Stir in the balsamic vinegar and allow to sizzle and reduce.

  2. Meanwhile, tip the lentils, onion and pepper into a bowl and toss gently to break up any clumps of lentils. Add the tofu and courgettes, and toss again. Will keep for 2 days in the fridge. Scatter over the pea shoots just before serving.

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Comments (3)

catie74's picture

This is delicious and great as a packed lunch, for the kids and grown ups. I add finely diced chilli too as the kids are not adverse to the heat, although the 6 year old drinks milk with his

Gill87's picture

I used dry lentils and cooked them in vegetable stock with a bay leaf. I also used piquant peppers. It turned out well and I will make it again.

mulhoon's picture

I couldn't find smoked tofu, so it was a little bit bland but nothing a good squeeze of lemon and fiery rocket couldn't fix.

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