Lentil Bowls with Fried Eggs & Greens

Lentils are a quick and easy protein. We like French green lentils, which hold their shape when cooked.

Prep Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
4 servings


  • 2 ½ cups water

  • ½ cup French green lentils, rinsed

  • 2 cloves garlic, 1 smashed and 1 minced

  • 1 bay leaf

  • ¼ cup low-fat plain Greek yogurt

  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • ½ teaspoon salt, divided

  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper plus 1/8 tsp., divided

  • 8 cups shredded kale (about 2 bunches), preferably lacinato

  • 4 cups baby spinach

  • 1 cup roasted red peppers, drained and thinly sliced

  • 12 green olives, pitted and coarsely chopped

  • 1 avocado, sliced

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil

  • 4 large eggs


  1. Bring water to a boil in a medium saucepan over high heat. Add lentils, smashed garlic, and bay leaf and stir. Return to a boil, then reduce heat to maintain a simmer. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the lentils are tender, 20 to 25 minutes. Remove the garlic and bay leaf and drain off any liquid.

  2. Meanwhile, combine yogurt, lemon zest, lemon juice, 1/4 tsp. salt, 1/4 tsp. pepper, and minced garlic in a large bowl. Add kale and spinach; toss to coat.

  3. Divide the kale mixture among 4 dinner bowls and top each with roasted red peppers, olives, avocado, and the lentils.

  4. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. One at a time, crack eggs and add to the pan; cook for 1 minute. Season with the remaining 1/4 tsp. salt and 1/8 tsp. pepper, then cover and cook until the whites are set, about 2 minutes more. Place an egg on top of each bowl and serve.


To make ahead: Cook lentils (Step 1) and refrigerate for up to 2 days.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

309 Calories
18g Fat
23g Carbs
15g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 309
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 8g 29%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 15g 30%
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 187mg 62%
Sodium 676mg 29%
Potassium 348mg 7%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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