nutritional information

Per Serving (1 cup lentils and 1 egg):

  • Calories: 378
  • Protein: 26 g
  • Total Fat: 7 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 56 g
  • Cholesterol: 185 mg
  • Sodium: 159 mg
  • Fiber: 14 g
  • Sugar: 3 g

Lentil and Egg Bowl

Lentil and Egg Bowl

Serves 2

30 minutes or fewer

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

October 2013 p.46

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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.

Gail Alner - 2014-03-30 23:38:15

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

Letsgo Sailing - 2014-03-28 18:49:11

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!!

Marilynn - 2014-02-09 17:09:18

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

Immaculate Berritto - 2014-02-04 02:40:11

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

Leah G - 2013-10-30 21:42:52

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.

May Bingham - 2013-09-26 13:57:07

This looks so good!

D - 2013-08-17 01:58:33