Mexi vege ragout with crispy potatoes
2 medium Agria potatoes, cut in 2cm chunks
1 small red onion, diced
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
1 carrot, diced
1/3 cup red lentils
400g can cherry tomatoes
2 teaspoons Mexican seasoning
2 teaspoons reduced-salt soy sauce
1 cup broccoli florets
2 cups baby spinach leaves or chopped silver beet
1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
1 lime, quartered
2 tablespoons plain yoghurt or light sour cream
Total fat 7g
Saturated fat 1g
Dietary fibre 15g
- Preheat oven to 200°C. In a pot of water, place potatoes and bring to the boil. Boil for 8 minutes, then drain in a colander. Shake colander to roughen outside of potatoes, then place in a baking dish and spray with oil to coat. Bake for 35 minutes, or until golden.
- Spray a large pan with oil and set over a medium heat. Add onion, garlic and carrot and cook for 5 minutes, until softened.
- Add lentils, 1 cup water, cherry tomatoes, seasoning and soy sauce. Stir to combine. Bring to a simmer, and cook for 30 minutes, adding more water if necessary. When lentils are tender, add broccoli and spinach and cook another 5 minutes.
- Serve ragout with potatoes, garnished with parsley, a squeeze of lime juice and yoghurt or sour cream.
Make it vegan: Check seasoning is vegan and use soy yoghurt instead.
You could add some of the leftover cooked chicken from Monday’s dinner to this dish.
This dish will make enough ragout to have leftovers for lunch. Serve with brown rice, quinoa or couscous.
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