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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!

These berbere lentils are healthy, filling and delicious. With a poached egg and Greek yoghurt on top they’re a complete meal!

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!


These berbere lentils are healthy, filling and delicious. With a poached egg and Greek yoghurt on top they're a complete meal!

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?

These berbere lentils are healthy, filling and delicious. With a poached egg and Greek yoghurt on top they're a complete meal!

These berbere lentils are healthy, filling and delicious. With a poached egg and Greek yoghurt on top they're a complete meal!

These berbere lentils are healthy, filling and delicious. With a poached egg and Greek yoghurt on top they're a complete meal!
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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!

Course Main Course
Cuisine African
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 358 kcal
Author Amy

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. 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. 

  2. 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.

  3. 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. 

These berbere lentils are healthy, filling and delicious. With a poached egg and Greek yoghurt on top they're a complete meal!

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!

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    Berbere Lentils with a Poached Egg - Yum Goggle
    30/05/2017 at 12:12 AM

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    Jagruti
    14/08/2017 at 9:31 PM

    We love to use lentils in our cooking and this dish looks so good.

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    Stephanie@ApplesforCJ
    14/08/2017 at 9:36 PM

    Lentils are one of my favorites. Never thought of serving them with eggs. Such a great idea. Going try this soon.

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    Lisa | Garlic & Zest
    14/08/2017 at 10:01 PM

    For me, you could put a poached egg on a plank of wood and I’d eat it — much more so over these savory lentils, though! I’ve never heard of this spice mix you mentioned, so now I’m on the hunt!

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    Sarah
    14/08/2017 at 10:28 PM

    What a perfect, filling and hearty breakfast for back to school…because, yes, I’m already planning meals for next month’s crazy schedule!

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    Tracy | Baking Mischief
    14/08/2017 at 11:14 PM

    I’ve never used berbere before, but it sounds fabulous. And these lentils look so good. Definitely the perfect healthy dinner to curl up with!

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