Quick braised chard & lentils

Quick braised chard & lentils

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 15 mins


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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  • 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


  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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5th Oct, 2016
Made exactly as per the recipe and served with grilled sausages. Surely this is a perfect Autumn recipe? A huge hit in our house and will be on the 'make again' list.
11th Nov, 2015
Great the next day too as a packed lunch
25th Sep, 2015
I cooked this with brown lentils and it was delicious. Re-heated well too.
8th Jun, 2015
Cooked as a main dish for 2, added chopped smoked sausage to bulk it out, very quick supper to make, and tasty.
4th Nov, 2018
Can I make it today for tomorrow and reheat?
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6th Nov, 2018
Thanks for your question. It will be better served immediately but it is possible to reheat it if that's not an option.
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