Lentil and Spinach Magic Pot (vegan and gluten-free) / Čarobni lonac sa lećom i špinatom (veganski i bez glutena)

I don’t know if you’ve noticed already, but I’m a big fan of one pot dishes. They’re usually hearty, filling and require only a minimal clean up. Like many fantastic ideas, this recipe was also born out of nothing but sheer laziness. But don’t get discouraged by short ingredient list because the spinach and lentils definitely work some kind of magic when combined, as the end result is incredibly creamy and yummy.

Well, without further ado, let’s get down to business. I hope that all of you lazy folks out there will enjoy this dish as much as I did. 🙂

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 4 servings / 0.71 EUR per serving / 2.82 EUR for all)

2 tbsp olive oil (0.09 EUR)

1 large purple onion, thinly sliced (0.10 EUR)

3 garlic cloves, minces (0.09 EUR)

1 cup red lentils (0.80 EUR)

1 can diced tomatoes (0.53 EUR)

450 g bag frozen leaf spinach (1.07 EUR)

1 tbp dried parsley (0.07 EUR)

1 tsp sweet Hungarian paprika (0.03 EUR)

1/2 tsp salt (0.01 EUR)

1 tsp freshly cracked black pepper (0.03 EUR)

1 cup water (–)

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METHOD:

Put all ingredients in a pot, give a good stir and place on high heat. Reduce heat to low as soon as it reaches a rolling boil. Simmer with a lid cracked open for 20-30 minutes, until lentils are cooked through and the dish creams up, while stirring occasionally. If necessary, add a splash more of water. On the other hand, if it’s too watery, you can finish the cooking without the lid so extra liquid can evaporate. This generally depends on how much water is there in your frozen spinach.

Serve hot over potatoes or rice, or on its own with a slice of delicious bread for scooping.

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Ne znam da li ste već primijetili da sam veliki fan jela koja se kuhaju u jednom loncu. Ona su obično izdašna, zasitna i zahtijevaju minimalno čišćenje. Kao mnoge fantastične ideje, ovaj recept je nastao iz ničeg drugog do čiste lijenosti. Ali nedajte se obeshrabriti kratkim popisom sastojaka, jer špinat i leća definitivno naprave neku čaroliju kada se spoje. Konačni je rezultat jako kremasti i fini.

Bez daljnjeg odgađanja, idemo na posao. Nadam se da će sve ljenguze uživati u ovom jelu koliko sam i ja. 🙂

SASTOJCI:

(Za 4 porcije / 5,27 kn po porciji / 21,07 kn za sve)

2 žlice maslinovog ulja (0,66 kn)

1 veliki ljubičasti luk, tanko narezan (0,75 kn)

3 češnja češnjaka, sitno nasjeckana (0,70 kn)

1 šalica crvene leće (6,00 kn)

1 konzerva nasjeckanih rajčica (4,00 kn)

1 vrećica od 450 g smrznutog špinata u listovima (8,00 kn)

1 žlica sušenog peršina (0,50 kn)

1 žličica slatke crvene paprike (0,25 kn)

½ žličice soli (0,01 kn)

1 žličica svježe mljevenog crnog papra (0,20 kn)

1 šalica vode (–)

 

PRIPREMA:

Stavite sve sastojke u lonac, dobro promiješajte i stavite na jaku vatru. Čim zavrije smanjite vatru. Lagano krčkajte uz povremeno miješanje sa odškrinutim poklopcem jedno 20-30 minuta, dok se leća skroz ne skuha i jelo ne postane kremasto. Po potrebi dodajte mrvicu vode. S druge strane, ako vam se čini prevodnjikavo, dovršite jelo odklopljeno kako bi višak tekućine mogao ispariti. Ovo uglavnom ovisi o tome koliko vode ima u smrznutom špinatu kojeg koristite.

 

Poslužite vruće preko krumpira ili riže, ili samo sa komadom finog kruha za umakanje.

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Lentil and Spinach Magic Pot (vegan and gluten-free) / Čarobni lonac sa lećom i špinatom (veganski i bez glutena)

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