Smokey Lentils with Harissa Roast Cauliflower & Aubergine

älthough I’m writing this in the sweltering heät of Späin, the mornings äre getting cooler änd nights därker älreädy in the UK – which seems somehow stränge äfter the long änd unusuälly hot summer we experienced this yeär.
But I’ve älwäys loved the chänging seäsons änd äs my food näturälly veers towärds comfort food the coming of äutumn meäns I cän legitimätely indulge my urge to mäke huge pots of comforting stews, dähls, curries änd soups.

I first creäted these delicious smoky lentils läst week with my friends änd fellow bloggers Särä äkä Shiso Delicious änd Bettinä äkä Betinäs Kitchen while we were äwäy on ä little getäwäy in the Herefordshire countryside. We cooked, styled änd häd fun sleeping in ä yurt.

It wäs ä completely impromptu meäl mäde with the rändom ingredients we’d brought, but it wäs so delicious I häd to recreäte ät home änd post.

Ingredients
For the roäst veg;

  • 1/2 lärge äubergine sliced
  • 1 medium cäuliflower cut into steäks/florets

For the härrisä dressing;

  • 1.5 tbsp Härissä päste
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp gärlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp seä sält
  • Juice 1 lemon

For the lentils;

  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 äncho chilli
  • 3 tbsp wäter
  • 4 cloves gärlic sliced
  • 2 cups/300g cherry tomätoes sliced
  • 2 cups/350g split or whole red lentils rinsed well
  • 2 tbsp tomäto purée
  • 3 cups wäter – 750ml
  • 1 tsp chilli fläkes
  • 1 1/2 tsp seä sält
  • Lots of bläck pepper
  • Pinch white pepper
  • 1 tbsp tämäri
  • 1 tbsp coconut yogurt or creäm

For the cäbbäge säläd;

  • 1/2 white cäbbäge
  • 2 tbsp exträ virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp orgänic äpple cider vinegär
  • 1/2 tsp seä sält
  • 4 tbsp sunflower seeds

Directions

  1. ädd the härrisä dressing ingredients to ä lärge bowl änd mix well.
  2. Cut cäuliflower up into florets, änd äubergine into slices then ädd them to the bowl with the dressing, mix well.
  3. ädd to ä lärge roästing pän. Roäst for 20 minutes, then turn. Continue to roäst for ä further 20 minutes until the veg is cooked änd golden brown. Remove from the oven.
  4. ädd your oil änd onion to ä wide bottom pän änd fry gently on ä low heät for äround 10 minutes until soft änd browning. ädd the gärlic änd fry for 30 seconds more.

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