The BBC Good Food logo
Root veg lentil bowl with herb pistou served in a bowl

Root veg lentil bowl with herb pistou

By
A star rating of 5 out of 5.3 ratingsRate
loading...
Magazine subscription – Try your first 5 issues for only £5
  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • Cook:
  • Easy
  • Serves 4

Give your leftover Christmas veg a healthy makeover with this meal in a bowl. Packed with lentils, spinach and herbs, it's filling and flavourful. Try it with carrots or parsnips 

  • Dairy-free
  • Egg-free
  • Gluten-free
  • Healthy
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
Nutrition: Per serving
NutrientUnit
kcal421
fat16g
saturates2g
carbs43g
sugars11g
fibre16g
protein18g
salt1.5g
Advertisement

Ingredients

  • 600g leftover root veg (carrots and parsnips work well)
  • 1 tbsp rose harissa
  • 3 tbsp rapeseed oil
  • 150g baby spinach
  • ½ small bunch of coriander
  • ½ small bunch of mint
  • 1 small garlic clove
  • 30g mixed nuts , toasted and cooled
  • 1 lemon , zested and juiced
  • cooked puy lentils (or 2 x 250g pouches)

Method

  • STEP 1

    Heat the oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Slice the carrots into chunks, or halve lengthways if they are small, and quarter the parsnips lengthways. Toss with the harissa and ½ tbsp oil and season. Tip onto a baking tray and roast for 40-45 mins or until tender. Toss the spinach and 1 tbsp of water through for the last 5 mins to wilt.

  • STEP 2

    Blitz the remaining oil, the coriander, mint, garlic and nuts in a food processor until smooth – add 1 tbsp water if needed. Season and stir in the lemon zest and juice.

  • STEP 3

    Warm the lentils through in the microwave or in a pan with a few tablespoons of water, then toss with the roots and spinach. Spoon into bowls and top with the herb pistou.

Goes well with

Recipe from Good Food magazine, December 2019

Comments, questions and tips

Rate this recipe

What is your star rating out of 5?

Choose the type of message you'd like to post

Choose the type of message you'd like to post

Overall rating

A star rating of 5 out of 5.3 ratings
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Sponsored content