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Lentil and Chick Pea Casserole September 9, 2010

Filed under: Healthy Eating,Vegetarian,Weight Watchers Recipes — delishuss @ 10:07 pm
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Hi everyone, I’m afraid I couldn’t leave the original of this recipe alone. It serves 4. I would serve it with cous cous or rice.  For a meat version, I think it would work well with lamb.

2 Weight Watchers points per recipe


Low fat cooking spray

1 red onion, sliced thinly

2 garlic cloves

1 yellow pepper, sliced

1 red pepper, sliced

1 courgette, sliced

1 x 400g can cherry tomatoes

1 x 410g can green lentils, drained

1 x 100g can chickpeas, drained

1 x 100g can red kidney beans, drained

1 teaspoon of cumin seeds

1 teaspoon of fenu greek

1 teaspoon of mustard seeds

150 ml stock

150g young leaf spinach

1 tablespoon freshly chopped parsley, to garnish


1. Crush the spices in a pestle and mortar, set aside.

2. Lightly coat a large lided non stick saucepan with low fat cooking spray. Heat until hot. Add the onion and fry for 3 minutes. Add the courgette and peppers and cook for another 3 minutes or until the vegetables are soft. Add in the garlic and spices and cook for 2 minutes.

3. Add the lentils, chickpeas, kidney beans, chopped tomatoes, and stock. Bring to the boil, cover and simmer for 10 minutes.

4 Stir in the spinach and cook for a further 2-3 minutes until the spinach has wilted. Serve hot with a sprinkle of parsley on top.


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