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Yummy Lentils and Spinach

What you need: 

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

What you do: 

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.

Preparation Time: 
about 1 hour
Cooking Time: 
Servings: 
4
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SO HOW'D IT GO?

Oh, I cut the salt way down to less than 1 tsp.

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Yummy yum yum yummers!!!  Will def make the winter dinner rotation!!  I read all comments and used 1 C lentils and 3 C water.  Added buillion and onions too.  So delish!!!  It made a BIG pot and I thought we'd be eating it for the rest of the week; but no, barely enough for the 2 of us for dinner and a lunch portion for me for tomorrow!!!  Thanks lunadali!!!!

 

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I added onions. I recommend everyone do the same. Fantastic. I also cut the liquid to three cups and the consistency was a bit soupy, but very good.

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All in all this recipe was delicious but waaaaay too runny even when I cut the water to 4 cups. Next time I'm deffinately using 3 cups, maybe adding some onions or other vegetables. The whole family liked it too so I'll have plenty more tries to perfect the recipe to my liking. (:

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Easy to make and pretty tasty, too. I omitted the oil, reduced the salt and added a vegan bouillon cube to boost the flavor. I used one cup of lentils and four cups of water. Didn't drain the diced tomatoes. Next time I think I'll add a little wine.

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I used a big can of whole plum tomatoes ( because I magically ran out of diced), half salt/half spike, lots of spinach, 2 cloves garlic, and 1 cup lentils to 3 cups water. Mmmmm!

Thanks!

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Very tasty and easy to make. I used kale instead of spinach since that's what I had on hand, and I also added some mushrooms since I had some just waiting to be used. I'll be eating this for lunch! Thanks for the great recipe.  ;)b

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This was pretty good.  I took the advice of other reviewers and cut the water to 3 cups.  I also used 1 1/4 cup lentils and I increased the pepper flakes.  I also added some onion and mushroom.  Very filling and "yummy".  Thanks for the recipe.

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I only used about 3 to 3 1/2 cups of water and it was perfect. I used 3 fresh tomatoes instead of canned and chard instead of spinach (stuff from my garden). I used 2-3 cloves of garlic and lots of lemon. Awesome!!!! So simple and quick, I'll be making this a lot!

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This was wonderful! Will definitely make again. Might even add a splash of red wine  ;)

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