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Winter Warmers

Winter Warmers

In these cold winter months, sometimes a hot dinner is what you look forward to most. The savoury dishes below use our lentil varieties for a slow release of energy, keeping you fuller for longer. Plus, a sweet Chestnut treat – because it wouldn’t be a ‘Top 5’ without one!


Puy Lentil & Sausage Hot Pot

This hot pot is the ultimate bowl of warming goodness. Made with our Simply Cooked Puy Lentils and chipolatas, the rich sauce is moreish to say the least. It would be perfect to take a big batch into the office, and enjoy all week long for lunch.


Mushroom Wellington’s with Chestnut and Porcini

A vegetarian take on the beef classic, this recipe uses an array of Merchant Gourmet products; Whole Chestnuts, Porcini Mushrooms and Puy Lentils. The dish has just as much flavour as the original, and is quite the showstopper for a festive dinner party on the lead up to Christmas. It would also make a great veggie alternative on the big day!


Puy Lentil Vegan Shepherd’s Pie

Using our Simply Cooked Puy Lentils Alex Mackay’s Vegan Shepherd’s pie is a deliciously simple recipe to make this winter. The comforting lentil base and crispy filo topping will leave you going back for seconds, and thirds!


Champagne Lentil, Chicken and Mushroom Hot Pot

This recipe debuts our NEW Champagne Lentils, available in our pop-up restaurant in Islington now and exclusively in Sainsbury’s come February. The crispy chicken skin and mixed mushrooms are a wonderful combination of flavours, brought together by a creamy lentil and chestnut sauce. Note: Puy & Beluga Lentils will substitute just as well!


Chestnut and Fig Frangipane Tart with Chestnut Ice Cream

Super quick to prepare, these sweet tarts made using our Whole Chestnuts are individual servings – so no need to share! Enjoy them still warm from the oven, with a scoop (or two) of our Chestnut and caramel ice cream.