It’s called balance, and I have been truly spoilt today by Tazmyn who made me buttermilk peanut butter pancakes and strawberries for breakfast, and then another brand new recipe this evening! One being considerably more calories than the other, but we don’t need to talk about that!
She’s promised I’ll get pancakes again on Valentine’s Day (our tradition!) so I’ll hold her to that, because they were amazing.
What do you eat your pancakes with?
Back to this posts recipe!
Char-grilled courgette & lentil lasagne
Cooking time: 1 hour & 15 minutes.
Calories: 320 per serving.
🌸 2tsp olive oil
🌸 1 large onion finely chopped
🌸 2 cloves of garlic crushed
🌸 2 x 400g tinned green lentils drained & rinsed
🌸 2 x 400g cans chopped tomatoes
🌸 60ml Water
🌸 2tsp fresh thyme leaves
🌸 300g courgette sliced thinly
🌸 3 dried wholemeal lasagne sheets
🌸 2tsp finely chopped basil leaves
🌸 200g ricotta
🌸 60ml skimmed milk
🌸 1 egg
🌸 20g finely grated Parmesan
🌸 50g rocket
🌸 1tsp lemon juice
1. Heat the oil in large saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion & garlic and cook, stirring for 5 mins until the onion softens. Add the lentils, tomatoes, water and the thyme and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat and simmer uncovered for 10 minutes.
2. Preheat the oven to 200°c/Gas mark 6. Lightly grease an oven proof dish.
3. Meanwhile, cook the courgette on a heated oil griddle pan, over a medium high heat for 1 minute each side or until tender & then set aside.
4. Spread with one third of the lentil mixture over the base of the dish. Cover with half of the lasagne sheets, trimming to fit. Top with half of the remaining lentil mixture, then the courgette, basil and remaining lentil mixture. Over with the remaining lasagne sheets.
5. Blend or process the ricotta, milk & egg until smooth. Spread evenly over the lasagne sheets and sprinkle with Parmesan.
6. Cover the lasagne with tinfoil. Bake for 20 minutes. Remove the foil and then bake for a further 25 minutes until golden & the pasta is cooked. Stand for 10 mins before serving. Drizzle the rocket with the lemon juice and serve with the lasagne. (I had mixed salad instead!)
We absolutely loved this dish & actually preferred it to regular lasagne. We are a huge fan of lentils lately, and would definitely have this again! There’s so much left for lunches!
Out of 5 stars: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
I hope you all enjoyed this recipe, tomorrow evening we’re actually eating out but I’ll most likely blog that too!
Sending love, as always.
Mrs Chalke x