Vegetable casserole

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 40 mins
Vegetable casserole
A hearty one-pot stew with delicious vegetables and lentils.
 

1 tbsp olive or rapeseed oil

1 onion, finely chopped

3 garlic cloves, sliced

1 tsp smoked paprika

½ tsp cumin

1 tbsp dried thyme

3 medium carrots, sliced

2 medium sticks celery, finely sliced

1 red pepper, chopped

1 small aubergine, sliced

2 x 400g tins tomatoes or peeled cherry tomatoes

250ml vegetable stock cube

2 courgettes, sliced thickly

2 sprigs fresh thyme

250g cooked lentils

Heat the oil in a large, heavy-based pan.

Add the onions and gently for 5 to 10 minutes until softened.

Add the garlic, spices, dried thyme, carrots, celery and pepper and the aubergine and cook for 5 minutes.

Add the tomatoes, stock, courgettes and fresh thyme and cook further for 20 - 25 minutes.

Remove the thyme sprigs, stir in the lentils and bring back to a simmer and cook until the lentils are tender. 

Serves
4

Preparation Time
10 minutes

Cooking Time
40 minutes

Main ingredients
Vegetables, Lentils, Spice, Stock/Broth

Recipe Type
Dinner, Healthy, Stew

Special Info
Vegetarian

Level of Difficulty
Easy

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