Smoky lentils

smoky lentils

Serves 4

100g Puy lentils
2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
2 small onions, chopped
4 garlic cloves, chopped
Pinch of chilli flakes
1 x 400g tin of tomatoes
Pinch of sugar
Pinch of smoked paprika
Salt and black pepper
1 tbsp fresh coriander, chopped


  1. Cook the lentils in a pot of boiling water according to the package instructions, then drain and set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a pan over a medium heat and cook the onion for 5-6 minutes until soft and translucent. Add the garlic and chilli flakes and cook for one minute.
  3. Add the tomatoes, sugar and smoked paprika and season with salt and pepper. Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 8-10 minutes. Taste and adjust the seasoning.
  4. Add the lentils to the tomato sauce and stir to combine, then remove from the heat.
  5. Serve with a sprinkle of chopped coriander.


‘This dish is perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner!