Recipe: Lentils with Tomato & Onion Sauce

Lentils with Tomato & Onion Sauce

Prep Time20 mins
Servings: 2


  • ½ onion finely chopped
  • 1 cup brown tinned lentils rinsed and drained
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 cup tinned chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tsp vinegar
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 2 handfuls rocket or spinach
  • 2 pita breads or 2 slices soft seed loaf (toasted if you wish)


  • Place the onion in a pan and sauté in a little water until soft
  • Add the lentils, lemon juice, tomatoes, vinegar and salt and stir until warmed through, about 10 minutes, on a medium heat
  • Remove from pan and place on the pita or slice of bread
  • Place the fresh rocket or spinach on top


Add some mild curry powder or mild chilli sauce for a different flavour (optional)
Serve with: Chopped coriander and balsamic vinegar or sweet chilli sauce
Tip: The curry powder or chilli sauce can be used to give this dish a new taste. Adding some peas also bulks up the recipe and adds more nutrients. To save some time, you could use a can of tomato and onion mix. The ingredients can also be heated in a microwave if you do not have a stove.