Plant Vibe | Chilli Lentils with Spelt Couscous
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
50 mins
Total Time
55 mins

A one pot wonder, great for a crowd. Adjust the heat to your liking and top with your favourity guacamole and fresh coriander.

Servings: 4 people
  • 1 cup Brown Lentils
  • 5 cloves Garlic, pressed
  • 1 large Onion, diced
  • 1 Red Capsicum, diced
  • 1 cup Vegetable Stock
  • 1 tbsp Cumin Powder
  • 1 tsp Chilli Powder
  • 1/4 cup Tomato Paste
  • 400 g Can Crushed Tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp Maple Syrup
  • 1 tbsp Tamari
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 3 tbsp Savoury Yeast
  • Jalapeno Peppers, diced to taste, optional
  • 1 cup Spelt Couscous, or standard couscous
  • 1 1/2 cups Boiling Water
  • 4 tbsp Coconut Yogurt, serving
  • 1/2 cup Fresh Coriander serving
  • 1 Avocado, sliced for serving, optional
  1. Rinse lentils then generously cover with water and cook until soft (about 30 minutes). Add more water if required.

  2. Heat a large pan add onion, garlic, red capsicum and saute in 1/3 cup vegetable stock for 3-5 minutes, adding more stock as needed to prevent sticking. Stir in cumin and chilli powder, cook for another minute.

  3. Add tomato paste, crushed tomatoes, maple syrup, tamari, salt, savoury yeast, rest of vegetable stock, lentils and jalapeno peppers (if using). Simmer for 20 minutes stirring occasionally.

  4. 5 minutes prior to serving, add couscous and boiling water to a bowl. Cover and let stand for 5 minutes. Fluff up with a fork.

  5. Serve chilli on top of couscous with a dollop of coconut yogurt, avocado and coriander.


Mash that avocado and add your favourite guacamole flavourings to add extra flavour to your topping... yum!