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Lentil and Egg Bowl



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1 cup green lentils
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½ onion, left whole
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2 cloves garlic, smashed
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1 bay leaf
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1 tsp. butter, optional
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1 squeeze lemon juice
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2 eggs
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1 Tbs. chopped chives or green onion
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1 Tbs. chopped red bell pepper


Bring lentils and 2 1/2 cups water to a boil with onion, garlic, and bay leaf. Cover, and simmer 25 minutes, or until liquid is absorbed. Remove and discard onion, garlic, and bay leaf; stir in 1 tsp. butter (if using); and season with salt and pepper. Spoon lentils into 2 bowls, add a squeeze of fresh lemon juice, and top each serving with 1 poached egg. Garnish with chives or chopped green onion and chopped red bell pepper.

Nutrition Information: 

26 g
Total Fat: 
7 g
Saturated Fat: 
2 g
56 g
185 mg
159 mg
14 g
3 g
Serves 2

Comments on this Recipe

This looks so good!

Hi, I have been watching what I eat for years ever since I learned how to eat well thanks to Weight Watchers. This lentil bowl and egg is a good healthy dish but the calories, according to my calorie calculations, are 400 calories for the whole recipe, instead of 378 calories per serving. Also, I would substitute the butter with olive oil. I would like some feedback. Thanks.

This is a delicious dinner too. I made this one night and was pleasantly surprised how much flavor it had!

Great idea with the lentils and egg can't want to try it. My favorite with eggs is and egg white omelet with Jalapeño feta cheese and mushrooms

This was excellent. Made a couple if adjustments: 2 eggs per person, and the lentils took about 45 mins to cook. Can't wait to have this again!!

How could it be vegetarian with eggs? I lost all respect for your postings

Eggs are vegetarian , but not VEGAN! There is a difference. I am an ovo-lacto vegetarian which means I don't eat meat/chicken/fish, but I do eat eggs and dairy.