Lentils with charred broccoli & ginger in a dish

Lentils with charred broccoli & ginger

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Prep: 15 mins Cook: 30 mins


8 as a side

Serve this lightly spiced lentil, broccoli and ginger side dish at a feast of a dinner party. It's hearty without being overly rich

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: Per serving

  • kcal137
  • fat6g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs9g
  • sugars4g
  • fibre6g
  • protein8g
  • salt1.2g


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 4 shallots, finely chopped



    Related to the onion (as opposed to being a younger version of it), shallots grow in clusters at…

  • 4 garlic cloves, peeled and grated
  • large piece ginger, peeled and grated



    Mainly grown in Jamaica, Africa, India, China and Australia, ginger is the root of the plant. It…

  • 400g can cooked puy lentils, drained
  • 200ml chicken stock
  • 4 tbsp soy sauce
    Soy sauce

    Soy sauce

    soy sor-s

    An Asian condiment and ingredient that comes in a variety of of varieties ranging from light to…

  • 2 tbsp sunflower oil
    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil is made from pressing sunflower seeds and extracting the oil. It's usually…

  • 1 large head of broccoli, broken into small florets



    Like cabbage and cauliflower, broccoli is a brassica and is sometimes known by its Italian name…

  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • small handful coriander leaves
  • 1 green chilli, sliced


  1. Heat the oil in a saucepan and quickly fry the shallots, garlic and ginger, then add the lentils, chicken stock and half the soy. Simmer until the liquid has reduced by half.

  2. Heat the sunflower oil in a frying pan, add the broccoli florets and fry until the edges are charred and toasted. Toss the broccoli occasionally so that it doesn’t burn. Dress with the remaining soy sauce and the sesame oil, then stir through the lentils. Just before serving, scatter over the coriander and green chilli.

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