Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Roast Sweet Potatoes with Lentils and Spinach

800g small sweet potatoes
Olive oil.
2tbsp maple syrup
150g French green lentils.
1tbsp balsamic vinegar.
2 cloves of garlic,peeled and thinly sliced.
1/2 red chili, cut into thin strips.
400g spinach.    ( I used chard from my allotment)

Preheat the oven 240C, Gas 9, Fan 220C

Peel and quarter the sweet potatoes lenghtways. Toss in 3tbsp of olive oil and season. Place in a large roasting dish in a single layer.

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Roast for 20 minutes, then drizzle with 2tbsp of maple syrup and roast for 10-15 minutes until golden and sticky.


At the same time, cook the lentils in boiling salted water for 20-25 minutes until tender.


Drain into a sieve. Return to the pot and stir in 2tbsp of olive oil and 1 tbsp of balsamic vinegar. and season.

Heat 1tbsp of olive oil in a large frying pan over a medium heat. Add 1/2 the garlic and chili and once sizzling add 1/2 the spinach and cook, stirring until wilted. Remove to a bowl and repeat with the rest. Season and drain off excess liquid..

Add the lentils and spinach to the sweet potatoes and lightly mix together.

Serve hot or warm.








3 comments:

  1. Wow! This looks delicious, maybe supper tomorrow. Thank you :-)

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  2. Thanks, A Trifle Rushed. a bit of a juggling act with pots and pans but worth it.

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  3. This looks delicious and a lovely combination. I've heard about using maple syrup with squash but still haven't tried it. As I haven't yet had supper I'm now feeling extremely hungry.

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