Lentil & Swiss Chard Bell Pepper Cups: Recipe

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RECIPES | Our lives have been a little hectic lately, so healthy eating has taken a bit of a back seat. In an effort to kick start our healthy weeknight meals, I created this lentil and Swiss chard bell pepper cups recipe. It requires less than 10 ingredients, cooks in 30 minutes and the cleaning up is minimal.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes / Cooking Time: 30 minutes / Serves: 4


Ingredients

  • 12 small bell peppers/capsisums
  • 400g tin of lentils, drained
  • 10g capers, diced
  • 5g smoked paprika
  • 1/2 small brown onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, diced
  • 70g swiss chard, roughly chopped
  • 100ml vegetable stock
  • Salt and pepper.

Method

  1. Cut the top of each of the bell pepper and remove the seeds.
  2. In a bowl add the lentils, capers, paprika, onion, garlic, swiss chard and salt and pepper. Mix well.
  3. Fill each of the bell peppers with the lentil mixture and place in a baking tray.
  4. Evenly drizzle the vegetable stock over all of the bell peppers.
  5. Bake for 30 minutes at 220°C fan forced.

Notes

For a little bit of creaminess you can serve this dish with some natural yogurt or crumble goats cheese over the top.

Swiss chard has many names around the world – silver beet, perpetual spinach, beet spinach, seakale beet, or leaf beet. You can even use bok coy as a replacement if you want.

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Lauren has travelled extensively, allowing her to experience different cultures around the world. This has fed her desire to travel and try as many cuisines as possible.Lauren's appreciation for food is grounded in the philosophy that food has a unique way of telling a story about family, friends or struggles. She believes food is a way of preserving culture and the stories of the people behind them. This has inspired her to create recipes and design events that ensure food from different cultures is accessible at home.

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