Char-grilled courgette & lentil lasagne. (Plus pancakes for breakfast!)

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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.

Serves: 4

Calories: 320 per serving.

Ingredients:

๐ŸŒธ 2tsp olive oil

๐ŸŒธ 1 large onion finely chopped

๐ŸŒธ 2 cloves of garlic crushed

๐ŸŒธ 2 x 400g tinned green lentils drained & rinsed

๐ŸŒธ 2 x 400g cans chopped tomatoes

๐ŸŒธ 60ml Water

๐ŸŒธ 2tsp fresh thyme leaves

๐ŸŒธ 300g courgette sliced thinly

๐ŸŒธ 3 dried wholemeal lasagne sheets

๐ŸŒธ 2tsp finely chopped basil leaves

๐ŸŒธ 200g ricotta

๐ŸŒธ 60ml skimmed milk

๐ŸŒธ 1 egg

๐ŸŒธ 20g finely grated Parmesan

๐ŸŒธ 50g rocket

๐ŸŒธ 1tsp lemon juice

Method

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 200ยฐc/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: โญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธ

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

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