One-Pot Lentils + Quinoa with spinach, mushrooms and lots of herbs - a healthy, vegetarian meal! | recipe on

One-Pot Lentils + Quinoa with Spinach

Since this one-pot meal has loads of dried herbs, the lentils soaked it all up and brought everything together. Super simple and super delicious!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword lentil, one pot, spinach
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 374 kcal
Author Alyssa



  1. Heat the oil over medium heat in a large Dutch oven or cast iron pot. Add shallots and carrots and cook until the carrots have started to soften, about 3 - 4 minutes. Add mushrooms and continue to cook until mushrooms are juicy and tender, another 5 minutes.
  2. Add garlic, red pepper flakes and herbs. Stir around until the whole mixture becomes fragrant, about 1 minute.
  3. Pour in lentils, broth, 2 cups of water and miso (if using). Bring the mixture to a boil, cover and reduce to simmer for 15 minutes.
  4. Remove lid and add quinoa and remaining water. Stir to combine. Bring the mixture back to a boil, recover and reduce to simmer for another 15 minutes.
  5. Remove pot from the heat, uncover and add spinach, stirring gently to combine. Taste (carefully!) and season with salt and pepper.
  6. Serve with a drizzle of olive oil, fresh herbs and grated cashews.

Recipe Notes

The miso adds a great umami flavor, but you can just use sea salt if you don't have miso. You can also totally use parmesan if you want!


Loosely adapted from Pinch of Yum

Nutrition Facts
One-Pot Lentils + Quinoa with Spinach
Amount Per Serving
Calories 374 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 457mg20%
Potassium 1254mg36%
Carbohydrates 58g19%
Fiber 21g88%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 19g38%
Vitamin A 9205IU184%
Vitamin C 15.5mg19%
Calcium 100mg10%
Iron 6.6mg37%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.