Garlic Lentil Bowl Recipe

This hearty garlic lentil bowl is easy to make, perfect for an effortless weeknight dish.

From "Weekend Wonder Detox"
September/October 2014

  • This basic dish infinitely adaptable: Add whatever veggies you have on hand after the onions are sautéed.
    Photo by Snowflake Studios Inc.

Yield: About 3 cups

Don’t underestimate how good these simple ingredients can be when combined. It’s a snap to make and a great way to add more garlic and beans to your diet.

Garlic Lentil Bowl Recipe


• 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
• 2 medium or 3 small onions, chopped
• 3 cups cooked lentils, drained
• 1 clove garlic, minced, or more to taste
• 1 teaspoon unrefined sea salt


1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-low heat, making sure oil never smokes.

2. Add onions and sauté until lightly browned, 10 to 15 minutes.

3. Place onions in a medium bowl and add lentils, garlic and salt. Mix well. Serve warm.

Learn more about garlic in Growing Garlic: From Harvesting to Using.

Adapted with permission from Weekend Wonder Detox by Michelle Schoffro Cook.