Please excuse the photo, it wasn’t my intention to blog this recipe, it was just too good not to!
Stir fries needn’t be loveless and unsatisfying. I can’t be the only one who just finds the store bought stir fry mixes loaded with bean sprouts a little bit lifeless and the 2 minute sauces sweet and her sugary! Making things from scratch doesn’t have to take long and can be more flavoursome than you think!
Sweet potato, chorizo, kale and lentils
I love this concoction, its a substantial and earthy mix of antioxidant abundant vegetables and rich flavours from the chorizo. Lentils provide a good source of non-heme protein (meaning it doesn’t come from meat); It is only my opinion but I think this is a winning feature of this dish! There is nothing wrong with meat but sometimes we tend to overindulge, here we can opt to keep the meat content fairly low and still keep those who do enjoy it happy! Lentils are low GL a great source of fibre and iron too. sweet potatoes are my favourite and a perfect source of vitamin A. Kale – it’s literally the most fashionable superfood (if ever there was such a thing!) Rich in vitamins and mineral you can enjoy it hear mixed with lashings of flavour.
Ingredients to serve 2:
2 small sweet potatoes
2 tablespoons of rapeseed oil
150g chorizo – sliced nice and finely – Tip: check the ingredients some brands add milk powders – if you’re dairy free just take note when purchasing.
100g cooked green lentils
2 big handfuls of kale
2 springs of rosemary
Salt and pepper
- Peel the sweet potatoes and spiralize or slice finely. In a hot pan heat the oil, throw in the sweet potatoes and rosemary. Cook until they begin to soften and take on a little colour around 4-5 minutes, tossing occasionally.
- Now add the chorizo, turn up the heat and stir frequently. Cook until the sausage is starting to crisp, about 5 minutes. By now the potatoes should be taking on some of the flavour from the chorizo.
- Add in the cooked lentils and kale, mix well and cook for a few more minutes until well combined and warm through.
I serve this as a complete meal, its no frills and easy, great for a midweek wonder especially when it cold outside. You could complement with a simple green salad if you are hungry or fancy something to go with. I also rather like it for a pack up the next day too, half the effort and double the pleasure!
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Have a great day!