Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 40 mins

This satisfying blend of healthy ingredients is refreshingly reminiscent of lemony Mediterranean dishes. It can be served hot, room temp or cool.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring water & lentils to a boil in a large heavy pot. Reduce heat, cover & simmer 20 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, saute the onion in a large pot in oil. Stir in garlic, cilantro, and spinach and sauté 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
  3. Add potatoes and lentils with cooking liquid to cover. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Bring to boil, reduce heat to simmer; cook 20 minutes.
  5. Stir in lemon juice; serve immediately or when cooled or chilled as desired.


Most Helpful

Delicious! I was looking for a good lentil recipe and decided to give this a try - and I'm glad I did. It is hands-down some of the best lentils I've ever had. The lemon juice really added a lot of flavor. I used fresh spinach instead of frozen and it turned out great.

lol srsly? April 09, 2010

This was a great recipe that both my husband and I loved! I used fresh spinach (half of a small bag) instead and I also I left out the potatoes because I'm not a fan of lentils and potatoes. I also cut the olive oil down to half of what it called for. It was fresh tasting and easy to make; I will definitely be making this again.

NutMegs March 27, 2007

I LOVE this dish!! I've made it twice and I love the earthy taste of the lentils complemented by the fresh lemony zest. I forgot to put the cilantro....didn't matter - it was still SO YUMMY!! Thanks for the recipe!

Frankie&Johnny September 29, 2009

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