Puy lentils, squash & kale 2016

Puy lentils, squash & kale

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Prep: 15 mins Cook: 35 mins


Serves 4

This hearty salad is iron-rich and full of autumn flavours - serve on its own or as a Sunday roast side dish

Nutrition and extra info

  • Gluten-free
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal362
  • fat16g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs35g
  • sugars6g
  • fibre9g
  • protein16g
  • salt0.1g
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  • 1 bay leaf
  • 200g puy lentils
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

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

  • 1 ½ lemons, 1 juiced, ½ cut into wedges, to serve



    Oval in shape with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile…

  • 20g butter



    Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

  • 2 large sage leaves, torn
  • 500g butternut squash or another autumn squash, peeled and cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 100g kale, stems removed and leaves torn into bite-sized pieces



    A member of the cabbage family, kale comes in two forms: kale, which has smooth leaves, and…

  • 1 tbsp roughly chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 2 tbsp toasted hazelnuts, roughly chopped


  1. Bring a pan of salted water to the boil. Add the bay leaf and lentils, and cook for 12-15 mins until the lentils are tender but still have some bite. Drain, put in a bowl with 1 tbsp olive oil and the lemon juice, then combine.

  2. Melt the butter in a heavy bottomed frying pan or skillet that has a lid, along with the sage and remaining oil. Add the squash and some seasoning, then stir to coat them in the butter. Put the lid on and cook over a medium heat for 8-10 mins or until just tender, adding a splash of water if you need to stop it catching.

  3. Add another splash of water to the pan along with the kale. Put the lid on to steam for 3-4 mins until the kale is tender. Put the lentils on a serving platter and arrange the squash and kale on top. Garnish with the parsley and hazelnuts and squeeze over 1 tbsp lemon juice from the remaining lemon wedges, to serve.

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18th Dec, 2017
This is a bit of a staple in our house. Popular with all the family as it is great with sausages or chicken or simply popped into lunch boxes for school and work
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