Roast veggies with goatåÕs cheese and lentils
- 3-4 tablespoons olive oil
- 200g beetroot, peeled and diced (approx 2 cm dice)
- 200g green beans, top and tailed
- 300g brussel sprouts, ends trimmed and cut in half
- 300g pumpkin, peeled and cut into approx 5cm piece
- 1 small brown onion
- half a cup finely diced carrot
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 (400g) tin whole tomatoes, strained and roughly diced
- 1 and a half cups finely shredded silverbeet, stems removed
- Salt and pepper
- 1 x 400g tin lentils, drained
- 110g goats cheese log, crumbled
Preheat oven to 220C.
Place beetroot, green beans, brussel sprouts and pumpkin into a large bowl; add 3 tablespoons of olive oil, a good sprinkle of salt and pepper then toss. Place on an oven tray and bake for 35 minutes.
While they bake, add 1 tablespoon olive oil to a medium sized pot, heat then add onion and carrot. Saute for 3-4 minutes and add garlic, saute for 1-2 minutes.
Add diced tomatoes, give a stir then add silverbeet, salt and pepper.
Stir to combine, reduce heat to a gently simmer and cook for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
When lentils and vegetables are ready, serve the lentils topped with roasted vegetables and sprinkle with goats cheese in bowls.
- If you prefer to use dried lentils, by all means, soak lentils first then add. You will need to cook them longer so just keep testing them until done.
- I love the fact I can have a really tasty and healthy meal in 20 minutes due to the ease of tinned lentils- but thats just me!
- If you are feeding 4 adults, add an extra tin of lentils.
- If brussel sprouts or beetroot dont get your taste buds going then substitute your favourite roast veggies.
- The lentils will also taste delicious for lunch in a toasted sandwich, on slightly charred toast brushed with garlic or wrapped in a tortilla wrap (the only way my 3 year old will eat lentils!).
- For the meat lovers, serve with chicken or lamb.
- Add semi-dried tomatoes for extra flavour
- Recipe created by Camilla Baker for Kidspot, New Zealands best recipe finder.