Vegetarian sweet potato red lentil pizza

    1 hour 10 min

    This unusual yet tasty sweet and savoury pizza is made with a curried red lentil sauce and then topped with a delicious mix of sweet potato, aubergine, tomatoes, garlic, onions and spices.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 150g (5 oz) red lentils
    • 350ml (12 fl oz) water
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 2 cloves garlic, minced
    • 1 small onion, chopped
    • 1/2 small aubergine, diced
    • 2 sweet potatoes, cubed
    • 1 (400g) tin chopped tomatoes
    • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons curry powder
    • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
    • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
    • 1 pizza base
    • 2 tablespoons grated Pecorino cheese

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:1hr10min 

    1. Combine the lentils and water in a small saucepan. Bring to the boil, then cover and simmer over low heat for about 20 minutes, or until tender. Drain, and set aside.
    2. Preheat the oven to 190 C /Gas mark 5.
    3. Heat oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Stir in garlic and onions; cook until soft and slightly browned. Stir in aubergine and sweet potato. Pour in liquid from tinned tomatoes. Simmer until juices are absorbed.
    4. Stir in tomatoes, ginger, curry powder, cumin, salt and pepper; simmer until sweet potato begins to soften, about 15 to 20 minutes. (If juices cook off before potatoes are fully cooked, stir in a small amount of water, and cover.)
    5. Place pizza base on baking tray. Spread the lentils evenly across the surface out to the edges. Spread sweet potato mixture evenly on top, and sprinkle with cheese.
    6. Bake in a preheated oven until the edges are browned, about 10 to 12 minutes.

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    very unusual which appealed to me. very tasy but I chickened out if using aubergine as feared the remainder of it would sit  -  31 May 2012


    This made a delicious meal! However, I had issues with the recipe. First, it took the lentils 1 1/2 hours to cook. Second, the description says "red lentil sauce;" instead it's just a layer of lentils. Also, it made way too much for one pizza crust. Ate with knife and fork and it was very messy. I would make this again, but the recipe is a bit misleading.  -  11 Aug 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I was looking up different ways to use up my lentils without resorting to soup again. This pizza is actually pretty tasty AFTER changing the recipe a bit. Lentils take twice as long to cook. I mixed the lentils with the other stuff cause the layer seemed pointless. Also I HIGHLY RECOMMEND getting TWO pizza crusts... way too much stuff for one.  -  08 Jul 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)