Middle Eastern Spinach Lentils with Yogurt

Middle Eastern Spinach Lentils with Yogurt

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 3
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 293.1
  • Total Fat: 5.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 1.7 mg
  • Sodium: 493.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 54.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 8.2 g
  • Protein: 12.6 g

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A spicy, low-fat Middle Eastern dish, high in fiber! A spicy, low-fat Middle Eastern dish, high in fiber!
Number of Servings: 3


    * Basil, 1 cup leaves (not packed)
    * Parsley, 1 cup leaves (not packed)
    * Peppermint, 0.5 cup leaves (not packed)
    * Yogurt, plain, skim milk, 250 grams (8 oz)
    * Pepper, black, 0.5 tbsp
    * Salt, 1 dash
    * Ginger Root, grated or finely chopped, 3 tsp
    * Lentils, 100 grams (3.5 oz)
    * Vegetable Broth, 1 cup
    * Garlic, 1 clove, minced
    * Chili powder, 0.5 tsp
    * Turmeric, ground, 0.5 tsp
    * Cumin seed, 0.5 tsp
    * Onions, 2 small, chopped
    * Sunflower Oil, 1 tbsp
    * Spinach, frozen, 1 package (10 oz)
    * Lime Juice, 0.5 lime yields
    * Raisins, 0.75 cup (not packed)


Wash and chop the herbs, save a few mint leaves. Thaw the spinach.
Season the yogurt with a little pepper and salt, set aside until serving.
Bring the lentils to a boil in the vegetable broth with the ginger.
Mince the garlic and mix with chili powder, turmeric, cumin and remaining pepper and salt. Chop the onions and fry them in the oil together with the spice and garlic mixture. Add the lentils with the broth and continue to cook until they are soft.
Add the thawed spinach and bring back to a boil.
Toss in the chopped herbs, the lime juice and the raisins.
Serve in individual plates with a spoonful of yogurt in the middle, decorate with a few mint leaves.

You can accompany this middle eastern dish with flat bread, indian naan bread or pita bread, it serves three, but if you don't serve bread you might finish it among two persons, depending on your appetite!

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  • 6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I don't normally make recipes which call for so many ingrediants, but this was worth it! I substituted dried cranberris for the raisins since I was out of raisins. I also used FF Greek Yogurt and it was awsome. - 7/10/09

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Tried this tonight. Incredible!! My DH had seconds, so it passed his test, too. I served it with pita bread and a salad so delish! - 5/2/10

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    It took a bit of effort but it was well worth it. Veggie-licious :) - 10/4/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    It's a lot of prep, but what a delicious dish! I found that the salt does help the flavor. Next time, I'll use hotter chili powder. The raisins are a delightful touch. - 4/16/15

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  • Lots of work when I'm tired and hungry. Isn't there a package with all those spices together? - 5/12/18

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