Lentils and Spinach Recipe

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


Submitted by pizzor

Makes 4 servings



I use homemade vegetable or chicken stock in place of the water.

Recipe Ingredients for Lentils and Spinach

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 cup onions, halved and sliced into 1/2 rings
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup lentils
2 cups water
1 lb spinach
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 dash black pepper, to taste
2 cloves garlic, crushed

Recipe Directions for Lentils and Spinach

  1. Heat oil in a heavy pan over medium heat. Saute onion for 10 minutes or so, until it begins to turn golden. Add minced garlic and saute for another minute or so.

  2. Add lentils and water to the saucepan. Bring mixture to a boil. Cover, lower heat, and simmer about 35 minutes, until lentils are soft ( this may take less time, depending on your water and the lentils).

  3. Meanwhile cook the spinach in microwave according to package directions. Add spinach, salt and cumin to the saucepan. Cover and simmer until all is heated, about ten minutes. Grind in plenty of pepper and press in extra garlic to taste.

Categories

Beans, Vegetables, Main Dish, Side Dish, Indian, Vegetarian

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 293.5g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
160
Calories from Fat
38
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
4.2g
6%
Saturated Fat
0.6g
3%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
565mg
24%
Potassium
930mg
27%
Total Carbohydrates
22.7g
8%
Dietary Fiber
10.5g
42%
Sugars
2.2g
Protein
10.1g
Vitamin A 213% Vitamin C 60%
Calcium 15% 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
  • Very high in manganese
  • High in magnesium
  • High in phosphorus
  • High in potassium
  • High in thiamin
  • Very high in vitamin A
  • High in vitamin B6
  • Very high in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • High in sodium
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