Lunch today was a sandwich I discovered on one of Hugh Fearnley-Whiitingstall’s programmes and in one of his books, Veg Every Day
What is a lentil sandwich like?
It sounds a very odd combination, (well it did to me anyway, much as I use lentils, in a sandwich?) a boiled egg, a handful of lentils, mayo to moisten and raisins to sweeten, but it is a sandwich that I have had several times now and one I really look forward to when I have planned it in for my lunch and I do urge you to try it. It makes a substantial sandwich, that really fills me up and tastes really lovely, and at 29p will fit in with a £1 a day budget.
How to make a lentil sandwich
It’s very simple.
- boil an egg
- cook a few big lentils – I usually keep some ready cooked in the freezer, so very easy to use a handful from there. Red lentils wouldn’t really work here
- Mix the peeled egg and cooked lentils with a little curry powder, a few raisins and a spoon of mayonnaise
- Then spread the whole mixture on one of your slices of bread, top with the second and cut in half
What variations are there for a lentil sandwich
- A few green leaves would be nice, spinach from the garden perhaps, or a bit of lettuce, or maybe a few herb leaves, basil or parsley
- You could use any dried fruit to add that note of sweetness; sultanas, currants etc
- You could use the mix in a pitta or wrap, or on top of a jkt potato, or with some crudite (carrot batons and celery perhaps)
- 2 slices bread 47p loaf, 4p
- 1 hard boiled egg Asda £3.10/30 eggs, 10p
- 50 g cooked lentils keep them quite firm
- 1 tsp curry powder Asda £1.10/80g, 3p
- 20 g raisins Asda £2.87/1kg, 6p
- 1 tblsp mayonnaise Asda 40p/500ml, 1p
- Just mix everything together in a bowl and then squish it all between two slices of bread and enjoy. Keeps well in a lunch box without going mushy