Lentils and Spinach Recipe

Looking for an easy lentils and spinach recipe? Learn how to make lentils and spinach using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by sudemers

Makes 4 servings



This is my own adaptation of an Indian recipe. It doesn't look like much, but it is surprisingly yummy. Serve this for dinner over hot rice or a diced baked potato. Pair with carrots, cauliflower, or a fresh sliced tomato for a full meal."

Recipe Ingredients for lentils and spinach

1 tablespoon vegetable oil
2 white onions, halved and sliced into 1/2 rings
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup lentils
2 cups water
10 ounce frozen spinach
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 freshly ground 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

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 277.6g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
161
Calories from Fat
37
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
4.1g
6%
Saturated Fat
0.8g
4%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
646mg
27%
Potassium
731mg
21%
Total Carbohydrates
23.6g
8%
Dietary Fiber
10.0g
40%
Sugars
3.2g
Protein
9.2g
Vitamin A 133% Vitamin C 44%
Calcium 11% Iron 24%
* 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
  • 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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