Hearty Lentil and Spinach Stew
Imagine a cozy evening, rain tapping gently on your window, and the aroma of a simmering pot filling your kitchen. This is the scene set by our Hearty Lentil and Spinach Stew – a soul-warming dish that marries wholesome lentils with the vibrant green goodness of spinach.
- 2 cups of dried green lentils
- 1 large onion, finely chopped
- 3 cloves of garlic, minced
- 4 cups of fresh spinach, coarsely chopped
- 1 can (14 oz) of diced tomatoes
- 6 cups of vegetable broth
- 1 teaspoon of cumin
- 1 teaspoon of paprika
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Start by rinsing the lentils thoroughly under cold water.
- In a large pot, sauté the chopped onion and minced garlic until golden brown.
- Add the lentils, diced tomatoes, vegetable broth, cumin, paprika, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil.
- Reduce the heat, cover, and let it simmer for 25-30 minutes or until the lentils are tender.
- Stir in the fresh spinach and cook until wilted.
- Adjust seasoning to taste and serve hot.
Cooking Time: 40 minutes
Yields: 6 servings
A wholesome stew that balances the earthy richness of lentils with the freshness of spinach, creating a hearty and nutritious meal for any occasion.
Nutritional Information: Calories per serving – 320, Protein – 18g, Fiber – 12g, Fat – 5g
Imagine scooping a ladle of this stew into your favorite bowl, the steam rising, and the flavors dancing on your palate. It’s not just a recipe; it’s a journey into comfort and satisfaction. Embrace the warmth, savor the goodness, and share the joy of our Hearty Lentil and Spinach Stew with your loved ones.