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Spiced Lentils with Shiitake Mushrooms

  • Prep Time: 15m
  • Cook Time: 15m
  • Total Time: 30m


  • 3 tbsp. Olive oil
  • 14 oz Black or brown lentils (1 can, rinsed)
  • 10 oz Shiitake mushrooms, de-stemmed and cut into 1/4" slices
  • 2 Garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 tsp. Ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp. Ground coriander
  • 1/4 tsp. Fresh ground black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp. Turmeric
  • 1 tsp. Dried parsley
  • 1/2 lb Swiss chard or kale, de-stemmed and coarsely chopped
  • Salt


  1. In a medium sauce pan, heat 2 tbsp olive oil over medium heat. Add the shiitake mushrooms and season with salt. Cover and cook until tender and browned, stirring occasionally, 5-7 minutes.
  2. Add 1 tbsp to the sauce pan and stir in the minced garlic, cumin, parsley, pepper, and turmeric. Cook and stir until fragrant, 1 minute.
  3. Add the greens and cook, stirring until wilted, 2 minutes. Add the lentils and 1/4 c water, and simmer for 3 minutes.
  4. Salt to taste. Ladle into bowls and garnish with more parsley.