Roast tomatoes, lentils and dukkah crusted eggs

Comfort food exemplified.
recipes, eggs, vegetarian
Image by:
Recipe from: 06 July 2015
Preparation time: 25 min
Cooking time: 45 min


  • 12
    large plum tomatoes, halved
  • 3
    olive oil
  • 2
  • 1/2
    castor sugar
  • salt and pepper
  • 6
    large eggs
  • 1
    olive oil
  • 1/2
    onion, finely chopped
  • 1
    clove garlic, mashed
  • 250
    Puy lentils (green lentils)
  • 700
    vegetable stock
  • 1
    bay leaf
  • juice of half a lemon
  • 2
    olive oil
  • 3
    dukkah of your choice
Servings: Change Serving



Preheat the oven to 190°C.

Lay the tomatoes in a single layer in a roasting tin and pour the olive oil over and turn to coat, ending with the cut side up.
Sprinkle the tomatoes with the sumac and sugar and season with salt and pepper.
Roast in the oven for 45 minutes until caramelized in part and slightly shrunken.

While the tomatoes are roasting, cook the lentils.
Heat the oil in a saucepan and sauté the onion and garlic until soft and translucent.
Add the lentils and give a good stir to coat with the oil.
Add the stock and bay leaf, bring to the boil and simmer uncovered until the lentils are just tender.
This will take about 15 – 25 minutes depending on the age of the lentils so keep a close eye as they can become mushy in an instant.

When cooked, all the liquid should be absorbed but if not simply drain off the excess liquid.
Remove the bay leaf and check the seasoning.
Add the lemon juice and olive oil and stir through.

Cook the eggs in boiling water for 6 minutes.
Rinse in cold water and quickly peel.
Roll them in the dukkah and set on top of a serving of lentils and tomatoes.

Recipe reprinted with permission of Hein Stirred. To see more recipes, please click here.
To receive quick and convenient weekday recipes, join our Easy Weekday Meals mailing list, and for up-to-date trending food, restaurant and wine news subscribe to our Editor’s Weekly newsletter.


Read more on: vegetarian  |  eggs  |  recipes


Beer braaied beef short ribs

2016-09-21 14:37 publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Tip of the day

Softening pears
Some pears come to market rock hard, but if left at room temperature they will soften. Tucking them into a sealed paper bag with a banana speeds the process.

Find a recipe



Review: Three Wise Monkeys in Sea Point

We try some ramen and poké bowls at Sea Point's newest Asian go-to.

  • Cubana (Claremont)
    The food was excellent. The service was shocking, management apathetic and the ambien...
  • Rcaffé restaurant
    Don't bother eating there. I have had it with the attitude. I don't like the fact t...

Find a restaurant

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.