Lentils And Spinach

Lentils And Spinach

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"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."


1 h 5 m servings 165 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 165 kcal
  • 8%
  • Fat:
  • 4.3 g
  • 7%
  • Carbs:
  • 24g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 9.7 g
  • 19%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 639 mg
  • 26%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  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.
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  1. 339 Ratings


This was seriously good. I used 1 cup of red lentils, and 2.5 cups of vegetable broth in place of the water specified. I also used half a white onion, half a red onion, four cloves of garlic, ...

I have been making this for a few years and love it every time. I always use fresh spinach and substitute chicken broth for the water. Very tasty!!

This was very good. I doubled everything except used only one onion and used chicken broth for half the water. I also added 3/4 c. finely chopped carrots in the last 15 min. (b/c mom always did)...

Like other reviewers, I used 1 cup of lentils and 2 1/2 cups chicken stock. I also added the cumin at the beginning to the onions to develop the flavor. Added sliced carrots during last 10 minut...

Delicious! I was a little skeptical about the other reviewers' suggestion to double the lentils (I do love my spinach), but I decided to use the full cup anyway. Definitely the best ratio! I ...

Loved this....I didnt want a soupy dish...and I followed my fellow AR recipe exchange friends advice and left the amount of water the same....glad I did because the lentils really needed it to c...

This was a wonderful meatless dinner. The only thing I did differently was that I used fresh baby spinach instead of the frozen but everything else was the same. I served this over rice with a n...

Delicious and nutritious, not to mention inexpensive! We added carrots to the recipe. I'd recommend perhaps doubling the amount of lentils. The boyfriend would like to add more salt to it, but I...

It is very difficult to find meatless dishes that both my husband and I can agree are delicious. This one is fantastic and filling.