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.

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Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
55 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 5 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 2 white onions, halved and sliced into 1/2 rings

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • ½ cup lentils

  • 2 cups water

  • 1 (10 ounce) package frozen spinach

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • freshly ground black pepper to taste

  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed

Directions

  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.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

165 Calories
4g Fat
24g Carbs
10g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 165
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Sodium 639mg 28%
Total Carbohydrate 24g 9%
Dietary Fiber 10g 37%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 10g
Vitamin C 10mg 51%
Calcium 130mg 10%
Iron 4mg 21%
Potassium 580mg 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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