Simply heat and serve with your accompaniment of choice for a plant-powered meal in minutes…

Merchant Gourmet – the leading pulses and grains brand – has launched a NEW range of delicious, vegan Plant Jars® into supermarkets nationwide (RPP £3.50 per 330g jar).

Its latest development, Plant Jars®, takes the humble lentil and turns it into something special. Packed full of big bold flavours, the colourful jars can be enjoyed with rice, pasta, jackets or even on their own for a plant-powered meal that’s ready in minutes. 

Launching in three distinct flavours, each chef-developed recipe combines protein-packed lentils with other pulses and vegetables in a rich sauce flavoured with herbs and spices. Inspired by global flavours and cuisines, the new Plant Jars® offer all the taste, texture and satisfaction of the nation’s favourite dishes, but without the meat. 

The new Plant Jar® collection includes:

Rich Puy Lentil Bolognese with Porcini Mushrooms

Puy and green lentils have been cooked in a rich tomato sauce with Porcini mushrooms, SunBlush® tomatoes, oregano and roast garlic for a plant-based twist on the much-loved classic. Simply serve with spaghetti and let the flavours whisk you away to the terrazza of an Italian ristorante.

Spicy Lentil Chilli with Black Beans & Corn 

Feel the heat with this spicy and smoky Chilli. Protein-rich lentils, black beans, sweetcorn and red peppers have been cooked in a tomato sauce flavoured with fiery red chilli, smoked paprika and cumin. Perfect with rice or poured on top of a mound of nachos.

Fragrant Lentil Madras Curry with Chickpeas & Squash 

One of the nation’s favourites and a takeaway classic – but with lentils, chickpeas and butternut squash, this plant-based version is better for you and the planet. A Madras base blends with ginger, tamarind and roast garlic to make a warming curry with a bit of a kick. Best enjoyed with pilau rice or naan breads.

Put away your chopping boards and saucepans, Merchant Gourmet are making it easier than ever to whip up a hearty, plant-based Bolognese or spicy curry, whatever day of the week. Simply heat to eat and serve with your accompaniment of choice for a bowl of plant-based goodness that’s better for you and for the planet. Starting at just 97 kcal per 165g serving and an excellent source of protein, the new range offers a nutritious alternative to anyone looking to eat more plants.

Packaged in a fully recyclable and reusable glass jar, the Plant Jars® have unique and beautifully designed lids that have been specially commissioned by renowned South London Artist, Rose Electra Harris, making them collectable as well as reusable. 

Richard Peake, Managing Director at Merchant Gourmet, explained: “At Merchant Gourmet, our mission is simple: we want to inspire more people to eat more plants and feel better. 

“Our new range of Plant Jars® makes plant-based eating accessible, convenient and simple. Packed full of plant protein, veg and big flavour, each flavour can be enjoyed with your favourite carb for a delicious meal that’s ready in minutes.

Find Merchant Gourmet’s Plant Jars® in Waitrose from 20th September and rolling into Sainsbury’s and Ocado from October with RRP  £3.50 for a 330g jar. 

For more information on Merchant Gourmet’s plant-based range, visit