This recipe uses canned green lentils as a speedy shortcut for a filling soup.
1/2 onion, finely chopped
1 teaspoon crushed garlic
100 mls sieved tomatoes
Quarter of a pint vegetable stock, made using fresh vegetable stock, vegetable bullion or half a stock cube.
Half a can of green lentils, drained
Generous handful of coriander leaves and stems, chopped
- Heat a non-stick pan, spray on the oil and add the onions and garlic. Stir-fry for about 5-8 minutes till soft.
- Add the tomatoes, stock and lentils, and cook for a few minutes to heat through.
- Stir in the coriander and serve hot.
Lentils are a fantastic low GI carbohydrate. But getting the pressure cooker out to cook them isn’t always very enticing. Using canned lentils as in this recipe is healthy and less time-consuming. Add a drizzle of lemon juice or a few drops of chilli sauce if you want to give this dish some extra zing.
(c) The 10-day Gi Diet by Azmina Govindji & Nina Puddefoot, 2005