These berbere lentils are healthy, filling and delicious. With a poached egg and Greek yoghurt on top they’re a complete meal!
Here’s a healthy dinner idea for ya! And it’s so simple and easy too. I’ve written about my love for berbere before. It’s a North African spice mix which has an amazing spicy flavour which we discovered when we were in Marseilles last year at this amazing little spice shop we found. You can get it here or make your own blend, there are plenty of recipes online. If you’re looking for something else to use it for then definitely give my berbere chicken a go, it is deeeeelicious!
So let’s talk about these lentils. They’re so super filling you don’t need anything else, just lentils, I know, it’s crazy! It’s exactly what you need if you’re after healthy comfort food. Curl up on the sofa with a bowl of these spicy lentils topped with a poached egg and a scoop of yoghurt, doesn’t that just sound perfect?
Berbere Lentils with a Poached Egg
These berbere lentils are healthy, filling and delicious. With a poached egg and Greek yoghurt on top they're a complete meal!
- 1 tbsp Olive Oil
- 1 Onion chopped
- 2 cloves Garlic crushed
- 1 tsp Dried Ginger
- 3 tbsp Berbere Spice Mix
- 200 g Green Lentils
- 500 ml Vegetable Stock
- 250 ml Water
- 120 ml Pasata
- 1/2 Lemon juiced
- Fresh Coriander to serve
- 4 Eggs poached to your liking
- Greek Yoghurt to serve
Heat the oil over a medium heat in a large stock pot and add the onion. Cook the onion for 5 minutes then add the garlic and cook for another minute.
Add the berbere spice mix and ginger and stir to coat the onions. Tip in the lentils, stock and water. Bring to a boil and cook for 25 minutes until the lentils are tender.
When the lentils are cooked pour in the pasata and lemon juice. Cook for 5 minutes then serve topped with fresh coriander, a poached egg and Greek yoghurt.
WONDERING WHAT TO DO WITH THE LEFTOVER INGREDIENTS YOU’VE GOT FROM MAKING THESE BERBERE LENTILS WITH A POACHED EGG?
If you’re anything like me then you’re always looking for ways to save money and avoid food waste so I want to make sure you’ve get plenty of ideas on how to use up any ingredients that are leftover from my recipes!