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French-Style Lentils

French-Style Lentils

with Roasted Roots and Cheesy Garlic Bread

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This French-inspired dish is a delight, bursting with aromatics from tarragon and the earthy tones of lentils. Then there's the warmth of wholegrain mustard and cheesy toasts on the side. It's a winner!

Allergens:SulphitesCeleryCereals containing glutenMilkEggMustard

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Preparation Time35 minutes
Difficulty levelMedium
serving amount
Ingredientsarrow down iconarrow down icon
serving amount

2 unit(s)


2 unit(s)


1 unit(s)

Red Onion

2 unit(s)

Garlic Clove

1 bunch(es)

Flat Leaf Parsley

1 pack(s)

Brown Lentils

1 sachet

Red Wine Vinegar


10 grams

Vegetable Stock Paste


1 unit(s)


(ContainsCereals containing gluten)

40 grams

Grated Hard Italian Style Cheese

(ContainsMilk, Egg)

100 grams

Baby Spinach

75 grams

Creme Fraiche


17 grams

Wholegrain Mustard


1 sachet


Not included in your delivery

2 tbsp

Olive Oil

100 milliliter(s)

Water for Stock

Nutritional information
Nutritional informationarrow down iconarrow down icon
per serving
per 100g
Energy (kJ)2611 kJ
Energy (kcal)624 kcal
Fat30.0 g
of which saturates13.0 g
Carbohydrate63 g
of which sugars21.0 g
Protein24 g
Salt2.7 g
Always refer to the product label for the most accurate ingredient and allergen information.
Utensilsarrow down iconarrow down icon
Baking Tray
Cutting board
Garlic Press
Small Bowl
Instructionsarrow up iconarrow up icon
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Preheat your oven to 200°C. Trim the carrots and parsnips (no need to peel). Halve lengthways, then chop into roughly 1cm wide, 5cm long batons. Pop them onto a large baking tray. Drizzle with oil, season with salt and pepper then toss to coat. Spread out in a single layer. TIP: Use two baking trays if necessary. Once hot, roast on the top shelf of your oven until soft and golden, 25-30 mins. Turn halfway through.


Meanwhile, halve, peel and thinly slice the red onion. Peel and grate the garlic (or use a garlic press). Roughly chop the parsley (stalks and all). Drain and rinse the lentils in a sieve.


Heat a drizzle of oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. When hot, add the onion and cook until softened, 6-7 mins, stirring regularly. Add half the garlic, cook for 1 min, then add the red wine vinegar. Allow to evaporate completely before stirring in the water (see ingredients for amount) and the vegetable stock paste. Bring to the boil, then simmer until reduced by half, 3-4 mins.


Meanwhile, cut the ciabatta in half. In a small bowl, mix the hard Italian style cheese with the remaining garlic and the olive oil (see ingredients list for amount). Lay the ciabatta onto a baking tray, cut-side up, and spread the cheesy mixture on top. Bake on the middle shelf in your oven until the cheese is bubbling, 6-8 mins, then remove.


Once the stock has reduced, add the spinach a handful at a time and cook until wilted, 2-3 mins. Stir in the lentils, creme fraiche, wholegrain mustard and half the parsley. Bring to the boil to make sure the lentils and spinach are piping hot. Season to taste with salt and pepper, then remove from the heat.


Remove the roasted roots from the oven and drizzle with honey. TIP: If your honey has hardened, pop it in a bowl of hot water for 1 min. Toss to coat, then sprinkle over the remaining parsley. Spoon the lentils into bowls, top with the roasted roots and serve with the cheesy garlic bread. Enjoy!