Whole oats with lentils and halloumi

Whole oats with lentils and halloumiWhole oats are of course wholegrain and rich in fiber. They are also a good environmental choice since they can be grown locally.
To reduce the amount of fat in this dish, just use a little less halloumi.
Cooking time: 50 minutes, including a 15 minutes tea break. Quicker if you are using precooked lentils.
Cooking time 50 minutes for 4 portions

Nutritional value 1 portion of oats: 354 kcal
44 g (51 E%)
11 g (28 E%)
18 g (21 E%)
+ Halloumi fried in oil contains: 354 kcal
3 g (3 E%)
27 g (70 E%)*
23 g (27 E%)
*The percentage of fat is high. Guidelines are: carbohydrates 45-60 E%, fat 25-40 E% and protein 10-20%. Try to compensate for this during the day.


  • 200 ml / 3/4 cup dried red lentils
  • 200 ml / 3/4 cup whole oats (or whole wheats)
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 250 g / 9 oz sugar snaps (or haricots verts)
  • 125 g / 4 oz cream cheese with garlic and herb
  • 400 g / 14 oz halloumi
  • 1 tbsp canola oil
  • 0.5 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 pinch chilli powder
  • 0.5 tbsp oregano

Cooking instructionsHow to

  1. Check the cooking times on the lentils and the oats. This recipe is using lentils with a cooking time of 10 minutes and whole oats with a cooking time of 15 minutes. They may vary.
  2. Boil 200 ml / 3/4 cup dried red lentils in 400 ml / 1 3/4 cup water and 1 tsp salt. Boil 200 ml / 3/4 cup whole oats in 400 ml / 1 3/4 cup water in another pot.
  3. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a frying pan and slice 400 g / 14 oz halloumi. Fry the halloumi in a warm frying pan, a few minutes on each side. Put them on a serving dish.
  4. When the lentils are cooked, drain them in a sieve. Too much water will make the dish into porridge. Add the lentils to the frying pan where the halloumi was fried.
  5. Cut 250 g / 9 oz sugar snaps in half and add them to the pot where the whole oats are cooking when a few minutes of the cooking time remains.
  6. Press 1 clove of garlic into the lentils. Stir in 125 g / 4 oz cream cheese, 1 tsp pepper, 2 tsp lemon juice, 1 pinch chilli pepper and 0.5 tbsp oregano. When the oats and the sugar snaps are done, add them too and mix.
  7. Serve with a salad and take a moment to be mindful while eating – to give full focus to your food. At least the first few minutes, try to eat in silence and just focus on the food.


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