3thyme sprigs leaves chopped, plus a little extra to decorate (optional)<
500mllow-sodium vegetable stock
1tspred wine vinegar
ice cake and vegetable sticks,to serve
Heat the oil in a large pan, add the onion and cook slowly until soft and golden. Tip in the paprika and cook for a further 2 mins, then add the sweet potato, lentils, thyme and stock. Bring to a simmer, then cook for 20 mins or until the potato and lentils are tender.
Add the vinegar and some seasoning, and roughly mash the mixture until you get a texture you like. Chill for 1 hr, then dust with the extra paprika and sprinkle with thyme sprigs, if you like. Serve with rice cake and vegetable sticks.