This is a nice and easy vegetable dish that really is a complete meal. Beans are one of the most important components of the Greek-Mediterranean cuisine, particularly during fasting periods. They are usually consumed 2 times a week as a soup or cooked (or roasted) with tomato and other vegetables, they also are often combined with greens. This combination is truly one of the most nutritious you can eat.
There are so many benefits to all the ingredients: spinach provides your vegetable serving along with fiber while the lentils are your source of protein, some iron and of course fiber. And all the ingredients including the olive oil and honey provide the antioxidants. Research has shown that beans provide improved glycemic control making them a good choice for diabetics, but also protecting from heart disease as they can help lower cholesterol levels. Greens such as spinach also have a high antioxidant content, very few calories and are filling. Combine this with a nice dressing made with olive oil, a touch of honey and vinegar and you have a dish anyone can enjoy whether they are vegan, diabetic or even avoiding gluten
Don’t try to skimp on the olive oil; it’s what makes this dish tasty.
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