3/4 cup lentils
5 cups water
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 large garlic clove, minced or pressed
1 (15 ounce) can chopped tomatoes
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 handful baby spinach
juice of 1/2 lemon
1. Wash lentils. Place lentils and water in a large saucepan. Bring water to a full boil, then lower the heat to medium and cook, covered, for 20 minutes.
2. Reduce heat to low. Stir in the olive oil, garlic, tomatoes, salt, and pepper flakes. Cover the pot, and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
3. Add spinach, cook 1 or 2 minutes more until spinach is just wilted. Add lemon juice. Remove from heat. Serve with rice.