I'm a big fan of ready-cooked legumes - beans, chickpeas, lentils... as much as I would love to say that I soak & cook them the reality is that I don't have time & buying them ready cooked is a quick & convenient way to eat more plants.
One of my favourite brands is Mr Organic which is reasonably priced, organic and has BPA free lining.
1 fennel bulb, chopped into big chunks
6 carrots, chopped into big chunks
1 courgette, chopped into big chunks
1 handful of pecans, roughly chopped
400g ready cooked lentils, drained & rinsed
A couple of handfuls of salad leaves
1/2 lemon, juiced
2 tbsp of tahini
3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
Add the veggies to a roasting tray with some olive oil. Season & cook for 35-40 mins (or until cooked).
Mix together the tahini, olive oil and lemon juice to make the dressing. Add some water to loosen if necessary.
When ready to eat assemble with the lentils, salad leaves, roasted veggies, pecans and dressing
(makes 3 portions)
Enjoy! Michelle x