Try these succulent lentil and cashew parcels, and wow your friends and family

Are you keen to try something a little different? Whether it’s as a main for ‘Meatless Mondays’, or simply a way to titillate your jaded taste buds, these scrumptious lentil and cashew cabbage parcels will have everyone begging for seconds!What do I need to make the lentil and cashew cabbage parcels?

1 Red cabbage
100g Brown lentils
50g Cashew nuts, chopped finely
½ Onion
2 Garlic cloves
1T Thyme
1T Coriander leaves
Cooking oil of your choice

This recipe will make enough for 4 people, so you can adjust accordingly.

How to make this delicious dish

Start the dish by getting a pot on to boil. Fill a large pot halfway, adding one teaspoon of salt to the water.Now, carefully separate your cabbage into individual leaves.
Once the water is boiling, place a large cabbage leaf per parcel into the water, ensuring they are fully submerged. You will boil these for 5 minutes- we want lightly cooked, malleable leaves which can bend without breaking.
Remove from the water and immediately place into iced water to stop the cooking process.

In the meantime, using a different pot, get the lentils, onion, garlic and thyme on to cook. You want just enough water to cover the lentils. Cook until soft, but not mushy, then drain and set aside. Once the mix has cooled, add the cashew nuts and coriander and stir well.
Taste, and adjust seasoning as you wish.

Grab your cabbage leaves and pat them dry. Place each leaf so the ‘cupped’ inner side is facing upwards, on a flat surface like a chopping board or plate. Spoon 2 generous tablespoons of filling onto each leaf. Now fold in the base, repeating with the opposite section and sides. Place each formed parcel on a lightly oiled tray, fold down. Sprinkle with oil, salt and pepper, and place in a 180*C oven for 10 minutes.

How do I serve this delicious dish?

These parcels go fantastically with all sorts of sides, from green beans to salad, mushrooms and more. If you fancy a little sauce, pair it up with a light, fresh pesto.

This simple dish is easy to make, light on the stomach and oh-so-tasty! If you make this delicious recipe for yourself, why not share a picture on Instagram and tag us so we can see your creation, too? We would love to see what you have served up.