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Coconut Braised Lentils

A delicious weeknight favorite...

Servings 4


  • 1/2 tsp olive oil, or water if avoiding oil
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 5 mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 pkg steamed French Lentils (about 18oz) We buy ours from Trader Joe's
  • 1 can coconut milk (about 13oz)
  • Handful fresh spinach, chopped
  • Garlic Powder, to taste
  • Salt, to taste


  1. Sauté onions in a sauce pan (with oil or water, as preferred) for about a min on medium heat, until translucent.

  2. Add sliced mushrooms and continue to sauté for about one more minute.

  3. Add minced garlic and sauté for about 30 seconds, ensuring that it doesn't burn.

  4. Add cooked french lentils and stir all ingredients together. Use premade lentils or cook your own--if cooking from scratch, adjust the seasonings to taste.

  5. Add can of of coconut milk and bring to boil over medium heat. Depending on the thickness of your coconut milk you can add water to thin out as desired. Cook for about 3-5 minutes over med heat on a low boil.

  6. Add garlic powder and/or salt to taste.

  7. Stir in freshly chopped spinach and remove from heat. Serve immediately over white or brown rice. Enjoy!