How do you like your lunches??? I like mine healthy, quick and cheap, and today is one of those days where it just felt like a chore because I have nothing in the pantry. Except for lentils…. so I thought there is no better way than to use up those week old veggies – literally killing two birds with one stone. And it actually turned out waaay tastier than I honestly thought it would!
For one serving, you will need:
- 1 cup of lentils
- 1 cup of kale
- A handful of cherry tomatoes
- 2 small sweet bell peppers (or half a red capsicum)
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- Pinch of salt and pepper, to taste
Let’s do this:
Step One: Heat up a little bit of extra olive oil in a pan, and toss your lentils in there over a medium heat.
Step Two: While the lentils are heating up, de-stalk your kale and chop it into chunks, along with your capsicum. Stir the kale, capsicum and whole cherry tomatoes in with the lentils.
Step Three: Mix together the honey, olive oil, lemon juice and salt and pepper. Scoop the mixture from the pan into a serving bowl, and toss in the dressing.
I really wanted to put a teaspoon of dijon mustard in with the dressing, but I didn’t have any 😦 You could also add pumpkin, sweet potato, anything you like really. It’s a very simple recipe that you can easily alter to suit your tastebud preferences!
Let me know what you think if you try this recipe. What did you add or change? It’s also a perfect recipe for leftovers in the fridge!