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Lentil Stew With Spinach and Potatoes

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“This recipe makes a very hearty and healthy vegetarian main dish. It's based on a recipe I found in an old Bon Appetit magazine. The original recipe calls for a 1/4 tsp of cayenne pepper as well which you can add if you like spice. Recipe can easily be doubled to serve 6-8. It freezes well too.”

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  1. Heat olive oil in heavy large saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic and onion and stir 30 seconds. Add vegetable broth and lentils; bring to boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer 10 minutes. Add potatoes; cook uncovered until potatoes and lentils are tender, stirring occasionally, about 15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, grate 1/2 teaspoon peel from lemon; squeeze enough juice from lemon to measure 2 tablespoons. Add lemon peel, lemon juice, spinach, cumin, thyme, and cayenne to stew. Cover and simmer stew until spinach wilts and is cooked through, about 2 minutes. Mix in mint. Season to taste with salt and pepper. (Can be prepared 1 day ahead. Cover and refrigerate. Rewarm over low heat before serving.).
  3. Spoon stew into large soup bowls. Sprinkle feta cheese over, if desired.

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