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Super easy, healthy & satisfying is this low fat, high protein & high fibre pie....It's gluten-free too! It comes from Australian Healthy Food Guide & we really enjoyed it. I'm posting it here to share with others & to easily access it next time.
- cooking spray or 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1 red onion, finely chopped
- 2 stalks celery, finely chopped
- 1 large carrot, finely chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, crushed
- 1 teaspoon fresh thyme or 1⁄2 teaspoon dried thyme
- 400 g no-salt-added brown lentils, rinsed & drained
- 400 g no-salt-added kidney beans, rinsed & drained
- 2 medium zucchini, grated
- 400 g no-salt-added diced tomatoes
- 1⁄2 cup gluten-free vegetable stock
- 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
- 4 medium desiree potatoes, peeled & chopped
- 1⁄3 cup skim milk
- 1⁄2 cup parmesan cheese, finely grated
- Preheat oven to 200°C.
- Spray a med-large saucepan with oil over a med-high heat, add onion, celery & carrot & cook, stirring, for 5 mins, until soft.
- Add garlic & thyme & cook for another minute.
- Add lentils, kidney beans, zucchini, tomatoes, stock & vinegar and bring to the boil.
- Reduce heat & simmer, covered, for 20 minutes.
- While this is cooking place potatoes into a microwave-safe bowl, cover with cling wrap & microwave on high for 7mins, or until very tender, then mash with the skim milk ( & a little S&P if you wish).
- Spoon vegetable mixture into an 8 cup capacity ovenproof dish, spread your mashed potatoes over the mix, then sprinkle with parmesan.
- Bake for 15-20 mins, or until golden.