Spinach With Lentils

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 15m
Ready In

" This recipe is low fat, not bad on calories either. Very satisfying. It can be a meal by itself"

Original recipe yields 5 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (172.7 g)
  • Calories 614.1
  • Total Fat - 3.3 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0.6 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Sodium - 65.1 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 118.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 29 g
  • Sugars - 4.3 g
  • Protein - 28 g
  • Calcium - 135.2 mg
  • Iron - 6.8 mg
  • Vitamin C - 3.1 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.9 mg

Step 1

Put lentils into a saucepan along with the bay leaves and cover with water 1 inch over the lentils. Cook with a lid on the saucepan

Step 2

Bring to a boil and simmer for 40-50 minutes or until the lentils are tender. Watch that they don't cook dry, just add more water if needed

Step 3

Drain, keep warm

Step 4

Spray a large skillet or wok lightly with olive oil, saute the garlic until golden

Step 5

Add spinach, turning it, cook until the spinach is just wilted about 2 minutes

Step 6

Add lentils, salt pepper, mix, sprinkle with lemon juice and serve

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.


Derf "RIP" Forever in our Kitchen

What a nice little gem!! I was looking for a different way to do up some spinach, this filled the bill. I used orange lentils. Very good and a nice change, I will be making it again and will add an onion and maybe some salsa next time. Thanks for a goodie to go with our chicken! Didn't need anything else! forgot to say I just made half a recipe; it worked out fine.

(15 Apr 2012)