Yellow Lentils with Spinach & Ginger

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 147.8
  • Total Fat: 7.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 511.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 14.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.9 g
  • Protein: 7.6 g

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Number of Servings: 8


    2 tsp. white or black sesame seeds
    1 tbsp olive oil
    1 leek, minced & rinsed
    2 tsp ground ginger
    1 tsp curry powder
    1 tsp ground turmeric
    2 cups yellow lentils, picked over, rinsed & drained
    3 cups chicken stock
    1 cup lite coconut milk
    2 cups (1 package) baby spinach leaves
    1 tsp salt
    1 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro


If using white sesame seeds, toast in a small dry sate or frying pan over medium heat. Watch carefully to keep from burning.

In a large saucepan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the leek, ginger, curry powder and turmeric and cook, stirring until the spices are fragrant, about 1 minute.

Add the lentils, stock and coconut milk. Raise the heat to medium-high and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low, cover partially, and simmer until the lentils are tender buy still firm, about 12 minutes. The mixture should be brothy; add a little water if needed.

Stir in the spinach, cover and simmer for about 3 minutes longer. The lentils should still hold their shape. Uncover and stir in the salt. Serve hot, garnished with the cilantro and sesame seeds.

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user JENNKV.

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