Add to my cookbook
Add to food diary
4 servings
Meal Types:
Main Dishes
Side Dishes
Average FatSecret member ranking fatsecret members overall average rating

Green Lentils and Vegetables

A light work and tasty lentil recipe.



  1. Rinse the lentils, picking out anything that doesn't look like a lentil and place in a medium saucepan.
  2. Dice the carrot, celery and potato into 1/2" cubes. Coarsely chop the garlic. Add to saucepan along with bay leaf.
  3. Pour in cold water to cover lentil mixture (allow at least two inches over the top of the lentils). Bring to a boil, then lower heat and simmer covered until lentils are tender - about 20 to 25 minutes.
  4. Drain in colander. Place in a serving bowl. Dress with olive oil, vinegar, salt and pepper. Serve hot or warm.
  5. As an optional ingredient, crumble 4 oz goat cheese on top.
  6. Note: based on recipe from Florida Times Union.
37 members have added this recipe to their cookbook.

View member ratings and ingredients suitability for a particular diet
choose diet
Excellent base recipe for day-to-day meals. Easy to alter with different veggies, spices, etc. My carnivore wife loves lentils, and raved over this dish tonight. I added plain yogurt and feta cheese for hers, plus a nice garnish of cut onion greens and a slice of yellow pepper on top to dress it up. Lentils ain't flashy, lol. Also, recipe calls for draining the lentil/veggies. I did, but then reduced the remaining liquid, to concentrate the awesome flavors. Poured some of that on top of each dish, really picked it up!
20 Aug 12 by member: cerobit
I love lentils. Just not on this diet.
28 Mar 11 by member: jamina1
Love it! Filling, satisfying and good for my body!
17 Feb 11 by member: soapguru


Review This Recipe

 Sign in to review this recipe

Other Related Links


Related Recipe Collections

200-300 Calorie Recipes High Fiber Recipes Gluten Free Recipes Dairy Free Recipes

Other Related Recipes

A great fall roasted soup that can use a variety of different squash.
by: addmalmom
Easy black bean recipe to serve over rice or as a side with chicken or sausage.
by: BFG33
Traditional guacamole that's low in sodium but with a high potassium content.
by: su2green
Something different to do with that lettuce!
by: dee
Great vegetarian dish, serve with rice.
by: lenny
A great support act for a Mexican feast.

Share Your Recipes!

Nutrition summary:

There are 260 calories in 1 serving of Green Lentils and Vegetables.
Calorie break-down: 20% fat, 60% carbs, 21% protein.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1 serving
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 51
Calories 260
% Daily Values*
Total Fat 5.7g 9%
  Saturated Fat 0.804g 4%
  Polyunsaturated Fat 0.837g  
  Monounsaturated Fat 3.799g  
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 314mg 13%
Potassium 694mg  
Total Carbohydrate 39.39g 13%
  Dietary Fiber 16.2g 65%
  Sugars 2.21g  
Protein 13.49g  
Vitamin A 211% Vitamin C 60%
Calcium 19% Iron 90%
of RDI*
(260 calories)
13% of RDI
Calorie Breakdown:
Carbohydrate (59%)
Fat (20%)
Protein (21%)
* Based on a RDI of 2000 calories