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French Green Lentils

Prep Time3 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 3 ingredients, pantry staples, vegetables
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 161kcal
Cost: $0.50


  • 1 cup French green lentils
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 cloves garlic smash


  • Wash the lentils in mesh strainer. Remove any small stones or lentils that have gone bad.
  • Add water, garlic, and lentils to medium pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and gently simmer. Cover and cook for 20-30 minutes, or until lentils are tender. When done cooking, drain lentils and remove garlic.


  • Note: Keep an eye on lentils as they can overcook.
  • Storage: Store cooked lentils for 4-5 days in an airtight container in the fridge or freeze for up to 4 months.
  • Seasoning option: Add a couple bay leaves to pot when cooking.


Calories: 161kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 15mg | Potassium: 430mg | Fiber: 14g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 18IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 3mg | Net Carbs: 14g