Healthy lentil, beetroot, parsnip and tofu bowl

Hello 🙂

I confess, that might not sound like the most appealing recipe: Lentils, beetroot, parsnip and tofu – all mixed? I was very sceptical and asked my friends like a thousand times if they really want me to cook this, or if I should go for something „safe“. I couldn’t really believe that beetroots fit into this dish but if you don’t try you’ll never know and there is always the „we’ll order pizza“-option if something doesn’t turn out the way you expected it;)

Sure, I would not post this recipe if I wasn’t convinced by now and my lovely friends seemed to be pretty happy, too. More or less everything was gone by the end of the dinner 😀 Again a prove that sometimes it’s worth to try something new (not only when it comes to some strange sounding recipes I guess 😉 ).  For me that’s the perfect dish to have for dinner if  you are a bit into „clean eating“ (or want to compensate for all the christmas cookis :D) but don’t want to divest yourself on flavor and deliciousness.

XX Patricia

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Recipe (for 4)

Ingredients

  • 400 g red lentils
  • 1 beetroot
  • 4 large parsnips
  • 500 g plain tofu
  • 100 ml tomato sauce
  • vegetable broth
  • parsley
  • olive oil or coconut oil
  • soy sauce
  • flowers to decorate (would say that’s the most important ingredient;) )

Instructions

  1. Chop the parsnips and the beetroot (higly recommend using some gloves!)
  2. Heat up a tbsp of olive oil in a pan, give in the parsnip and beetroot pieces and around 300 ml of vegetable broth. Leave in on medium heat for around 15-20 min
  3. In another pan heat up 500-600 ml of salty water, add the lentils and let them cook until they have the right texture.
  4. Marinate the tofu with the tomato sauce, herbs, salt, some olive oil and a bit of soy sauce
  5. Heat up some olive oil in a frying pan – when the oil is hot fry the tofu. Set aside when you feel they are done.
  6. When everything is finished (you might need to add some more water to the lentils), mix it all together in a casserole – mix well and place it in the preheated (120 degrees) oven for another 5-10 min. I think it gives some extra flavor.
  7. Remove from the oven, decorate with flowers

 

Enjoy

1 Comment
  • Mathura
    Dezember 21, 2016

    Mhhh ds gseht so so guet us! Muessi unbedingt mal usprobiere. 😉

    Wünsche euch e schöni Wiehnachszit.

    Liebi Grüess
    Mathura

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