Lentils go wild



A simple meal with super fresh home-grown and foraged ingredients. This is very much my kind of food.

You could use different greens and whatever herbs you fancied and of course ingredients don’t all have to be home grown or foraged.

Here’s the recipe. I haven’t added quantities as this dish was improvised. Add ingredients as you see fit.

  • Green lentils
  • 1 red onion
  • Garlic
  • Wild Horseradish
  • Large Sea Aster leaves
  • Sea Spinach
  • Sea Lettuce
  • 1  courgette
  • Yellow and green beans
  • 1 hard boiled egg
  • Chorizo (pre-cooked)
  • Wild Marjoram
  • Wild Thyme
  • Purple Sage
  • Cumin seeds (crushed)
  • Caraway seeds (crushed)
  • Sesame oil
I began by sweating the onion for five minutes. I then added the horseradish plus chorizo, garlic, cumin and caraway seeds.
Meanwhile I cooked and drained the green lentils and boiled an egg.
I then steamed my vegetables;
Sea Aster leaves, Sea Spinach leaves, green and yellow beans from the garden and a courgette.
After this I shallow-fried some Sea Lettuce, which had been marinating in sesame oil, frying each strip separately until it turned crisp.
Finally I added all these ingredients to the pot along with some Wild Thyme and Marjoram flowers then let it cook for a few minutes longer.