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Quick braised chard & lentils

Quick braised chard & lentils

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • Cook:
  • 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

  • Vegetarian
Nutrition: per serving (4)
NutrientUnit
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
  • 1 garlic clove , sliced
  • 1 red chilli , deseeded and chopped
  • 250g pouch cooked puy lentils
  • squeeze lemon juice

Method

  • STEP 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.

  • STEP 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.

Goes well with

Recipe from Good Food magazine, November 2013

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