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Herbed Lentils with Spinach and Tomatoes Recipe

Looking for an easy Herbed Lentils with Spinach and Tomatoes recipe? Learn how to make Herbed Lentils with Spinach and Tomatoes using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by vargasgrl

Makes 4 servings



2007 Ellie Krieger, All rights reserved Show: Healthy Appetite with Ellie Krieger Episode: Cook Better, Look Better

Recipe Ingredients for Herbed Lentils with Spinach and Tomatoes

1 cup lentils
2 cups water
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons diced shallots
3 cups baby spinach leaves (about 3 ounces)
1 cup grape tomatoes, halved (about 1/2 pint)
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil leaves
1/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
1/4 cup chopped fresh mint leaves
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Recipe Directions for Herbed Lentils with Spinach and Tomatoes

  1. Place the lentils in a pot with the water and bring to a boil. Cover and simmer for 30-35 minutes, until the lentils are tender but still retain their shape. Drain any excess water from the lentils and set them aside.

  2. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over a medium-high heat. Add the shallots and cook until they are softened, about 3 minutes. Add the spinach and cook until just wilted, about 2 minutes. Add the tomatoes, lentils, basil, parsley, and mint to the pan and stir to combine. Cook until warmed through, about 1 minute. Stir in the lemon juice, salt and pepper and serve.

Categories

Beans, Main Dish, Vegetarian

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 257.5g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
251
Calories from Fat
67
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
7.5g
12%
Saturated Fat
1.0g
5%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
322mg
13%
Potassium
753mg
22%
Total Carbohydrates
33.5g
11%
Dietary Fiber
16.2g
65%
Sugars
2.3g
Protein
13.9g
Vitamin A 63% Vitamin C 38%
Calcium 8% Iron 30%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A
  Good points
  • Low in saturated fat
  • No cholesterol
  • Very high in dietary fiber
  • High in iron
  • High in manganese
  • High in thiamin
  • Very high in vitamin A
  • High in vitamin C
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