Quick braised chard & lentils

Quick braised chard & lentils

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 15 mins

Easy

Serves 4 as a side or 2 as a main
Rainbow or Swiss chard is a nutritious and vibrant ingredient- here we team it with robust Puy lentils to create an interesting side dish

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving (4)

  • kcal153
  • fat7g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs16g
  • sugars1g
  • fibre5g
  • protein9g
  • salt1.1g
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Ingredients

  • 300g Swiss or rainbow chard, leaves and stalks separated
  • 2 tbsp good-quality olive oil, plus a drizzle

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  • 1 garlic clove, sliced
  • 1 red chilli, deseeded and chopped
  • 250g pouch cooked Puy lentils
  • squeeze lemon juice

Method

  1. Cut the chard stalks into batons and roughly shred the leaves. Heat half the olive oil in a large sauté pan. Add the chard stalks, garlic, chilli and a splash of water. Cook over a low heat for 8-10 mins until softened, then add the leaves and cook until completely wilted.

  2. Prepare the lentils following pack instructions. Take the chard off the heat and stir through the lentils. Season, dress with more olive oil and the lemon juice, then serve.

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Comments (3)

catie74's picture

Great the next day too as a packed lunch

janemr's picture
3.75

I cooked this with brown lentils and it was delicious. Re-heated well too.

jennid's picture
3.75

Cooked as a main dish for 2, added chopped smoked sausage to bulk it out, very quick supper to make, and tasty.

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