• 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion (medium, diced)
  • 3 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ginger (freshly grated)
  • 2 tablespoons spice blend (berbere, to taste, I went with 2 tablespoons but I like lots of spice)
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper (or to taste, optional)
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 1/2 cups red lentils (dried)
  • 14 ounces diced tomatoes
  • 3 red potatoes (medium, about 3/4 lb. total, diced)
  • 3 cups fresh spinach leaves (sliced and lightly packed)
  • salt
  • pepper
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NutritionView more



Calories310Calories from Fat45
Total Fat5g8%
Saturated Fat0.5g3%
Trans Fat
Calories from Fat45
Total Carbohydrate51g17%
Dietary Fiber19g76%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


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Jayde Cook 18 Jul
Made mine with 1tspn Tumeric 1tspn Basil 1/2tspn Cajun seasoning 1/2tspn Cumin. Didn't use any cyane.
Nice! I replaced the spice blend with turmeric, paprika, merken, black pepper, cumin and parsley.
It was a bit bland I used low sodium broth so that might have had something to do w it
Jelena G. 29 May
good! i’ve made it a few times already.
Dani 30 Apr
Really good, but I’ll skip the cayenne next time. There’s plenty of flavor without it.
layla 28 Apr
i love this kind of food. So i may be biased when i say this respie is great! It was super easy to make and definitely a quick prep though mine took a little longer than the time mentioned because i minced the garlic and diced the tomatoes myself, but if you buy some of that prepped then this is a quick, tasty, and filling meal! Next I'll try it without the added veggies if i can buy or make the traditional bread that goes with it!
Sïmö B. 27 Apr
Love this dish So full of amazing clean flavour I made mine very spicy, so will accompany with a little greek yoghurt on the side! Will be a favorite
I loved it. I left out the extra cayenne and ginger because, even though I love spicy food, it could’ve been too much for my other guests. I’ll definitely do this again.
Dafne A. 11 Apr
So deliiicious. I added chicken and it went fine, loved it
Peggy 7 Apr
Simple, flavorful meal. I used harissa spice - 1T + 1tsp and 1/2 tsp of cayenne and that was plenty spicy for me. I might add more diced tomatoes next time.
Gibbons 26 Mar
This was so amazing! But VERY spicy with the additional cayenne. Next time I’m going to leave that out
Delicious! Would definitely make again!
Laura S. 18 Mar
Fab! Thanks Will make again
Keecha 15 Mar
This recipe was very delicious and tasty. I will definitely make this dish again.
Simple recipe packed full of flavour. We didn’t have spinach on hand but no biggie. The whole family loved it including our three year old!
Luwana 11 Mar
Perfect. I loved it! I used fresh ginger instead and everything else as instructed.. will make again.
Cory 5 Mar
Outstanding flavor!! Fairly simple other than making my own berbere spice mix. Adding this to my rotation!!
JC E. 2 Mar
I love this dish, easy and tasty.
Jeen 21 Feb
THIS RECIPE WAS GLORIOUS!! Tastes great as leftovers as well.
Kaitlyn 19 Feb
It turned out amazing! Love this recipe
Faith 18 Feb
It’s turned out great. I followed the recipe here but I used coconut oil the second time I made it. I usually add curry, cumin, fresh ginger, red pepper flakes(or cayenne) turmeric, and kale and it was very very good. It’s a staple in my house now. Thanks for sharing.
Zholey 17 Feb
Really great, but very spicy. I am making this again, but halfing the cayenne, sprinkling some salt and pepper, and a squeeze of lime.
Really good. I didn’t use the spice recommended, we are not a spicy family. I put a few shakes of chipotle chili pepper in it for flavor. Carrots would be good added. I’d make it again.
Tanya C. 14 Feb
This came out amazing! It was so flavorful, and gets better as it sits! I added some corriander to it! I will absolutely be making this again!
Leigh S. 14 Feb
Yum. Made my own berbere. Great with the turmeric rice.
Maria 12 Feb
Fantastic dish. Me and the people that I made it for enjoyed it so much that I've made it twice in a week and frozen the leftovers for some delicious lunches/dinners.
Gracie 6 Feb
It was really good. I didn’t have that spice blend but I googled what was in it and just put it all together. A1.
Cas Sam 5 Feb
This was amazing! Served with the tuneric rice, Naan and a good Cabernet. This will now becime a staple in my winter Soup Sunday meals list. Incredible. I wouldnt change a thing.
Really favorful but the berbere was much hotter than I expected
Hatch 2 Feb
This was good but a little too spicy for me. Next time I’ll use less spice, only half an onion, and more potatoes. I used a mix of regular and sweet potatoes this time which I’ll definitely do again.