Lentils and Chickpeas with a Mediterranean Flair

Sometimes all you want to do is whip up a quick, nourishing meal that is filled with protein and nutrients. Well, maybe it’s not just sometimes but always! That’s when recipes such as this one come in handy because they require no specialty ingredients and just a few fresh vegetables that allow you to create a vibrant, delicious plate.

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Ingredients:

> 1 cup green lentils
> 1 tablespoon olive oil
> 3 cups spinach
> salt and pepper
> 1 can chickpeas
> 1 1/2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
> juice from 1 lemon

Instructions:

Cook lentils in a medium saucepan for 30 minutes. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat, and add spinach. Cook until wilted, about 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

Combine lentils, chickpeas, cherry tomatoes, spinach and lemon juice in a medium bowl.

Makes 4 servings.

Adapted from Bon Appetit.

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