Herbed Lentils with Spinach and Tomatoes

Wednesday , 1, January 2014 Leave a comment

Lentils with Spinach and Tomatoes

Lentils add lots of Flavor and Protein to all kinds of dishes… from soups to salads to easy sides. 🙂

These herbed Lentils are a perfect side dish!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup French Lentils
  • 2 cups Water or Stock
  • 2 tbsp. Olive Oil
  • 2 tbsp.  Shallots…diced
  • 3 cups Baby Spinach Leaves
  • 1 cup  Grape Tomatoes…halved
  • 1/4 cup  fresh Basil…chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh flat-leaf Parsley…chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh Mint leaves…chopped
  • 2 tbsp. fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 tsp. Salt
  • 1/4 tsp. freshly ground Black Pepper

Directions:

  • Place Lentils in a pot of  Water or Stock and bring to a boil.
  • Cover.. Simmer  30-35 minutes… until Lentils are tender but not mushy.
  • Drain excess water from Lentils and set aside.
  • Heat Olive Oil in a large skillet over a medium-high heat. Add Shallots.. cook until soft… about 3 minutes.
  • Add Spinach.. cook until just wilted.. about 2 minutes.
  • Add Tomatoes.. Lentils.. Basil..Parsley.. Mint to pan and stir. Cook until warmed through.. about 1 minute.
  • Stir in Lemon Juice.. Salt and Pepper and serve warm. 🙂

Recipe courtesy of Food Network

Herbed Lentils with Spinach and Tomatoes

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