One portion covers almost all your daily fiber and vitamin D needs. This dish is very high in protein. It is also very high in Vitamins A, C, K, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, B5, B6 and folate. And it covers significant amounts of your daily needs of almost all vital minerals - calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, copper, manganese and selenium.
3oz (100g) spinach and/or arugula
1lb (450g) mushrooms
2 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
½ tablespoon blackstrap molasses
1Rinse the lentils really well and add to a medium pot. Cover with 3 cups of water and boil at medium-high heat for 30 minutes or until soft. Set aside.
2Clean and slice the mushrooms. Transfer them to a frying pan, add ½ of water and saute over medium heat for 10 minutes or until cooked through and starting to brown.
3Make the dressing: mix balsamic vinegar and blackstrap molasses until combined.
4Combine mixed greens, cooked lentils and fried mushrooms in a bowl, drizzle with dressing and serve.