Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 35 mins

So simple, yet so good! A great side dish or cracker spread. Be sure to use freshly ground pepper in this, as it makes a big difference in the flavor. (Slightly adapted from a recipe in The Low Oxalate Cookbook, Book Two.)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place dried lentils, and enough water to cover them, in a small saucepan.
  2. Bring to a boil; then reduce heat, cover, and simmer until very soft and well cooked--stirring occasionally, and adding water as needed. Remove from heat.
  3. Mash lentils with a potato masher or fork; then add olive oil, salt, freshly ground black pepper, onion powder, and garlic powder, and mix well.
  4. Cover pan and let sit for about five minutes before serving.
Most Helpful

So good - and one of our favorite meals, along with broccoli or green beans. I omit the onion & garlic powder in favor of fresh onion & garlic cooked along with the lentils like some other reviewers suggested.

Linorama September 26, 2008

I made some changes to this one, with favorable results. I fried a bit of onion and garlic in some butter before adding the lentils and cut out the dry spices. Also, when the lentils were ready, I tossed in dash or two of bread crumbs to make the consistency more like mashed potatoes; just enough to get the lentils a little tacky. Great side dish for vegetarian comfort foods. Thanks for the recipe!

Aram August 23, 2013