One-Pot Creamy Spinach Peanut Lentils

These Thai-style lentils are stewed in creamy peanut butter and coconut milk.  They’re a vegetarian, one pot wonder that is perfect for Meatless Monday!

One-Pot Creamy Spinach Peanut Lentils

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Yield: 4

Serving Size: 1


  • 1/2 Tbsp Coconut Oil
  • 1/2 Cup Onion, chopped
  • 1 tsp Garlic, minced
  • 1/2 Cup Lentils
  • 2 13 Oz Cans Reduced-fat Coconut milk *
  • 1/4 Cup + 2 Tbsp Natural peanut butter
  • 1 Tbsp Coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 1 Tbsp + 2 tsp Fish Sauce
  • Juice of 1 Large lime
  • Pinch of red pepper flakes
  • Pinch of salt (optional) **
  • 2 tsps Sriracha, or to taste
  • 1 Large bunch of fresh spinach
  • Cilantro, for garnish
  • Chopped peanuts, for garnish
  • OPTIONAL serving ideas:
  • Rice, Quinoa, Cauliflower rice etc. ***


  1. In a large sauce pan, melt the coconut oil over medium heat. Add in the onion and garlic and cook until lightly golden brown, about 2 minutes.
  2. Add in the lentils plus 1 whole can of coconut milk and only 1/2 CUP (not half the can!) of the additional can, stir and reduce the heat to medium or medium low, so that the coconut milk is just lightly simmering. Simmer, uncovered, until the lentils are tender, about 35-40 minutes.
  3. Once the lentils have cooked, add in 2 additional Tablespoons of the coconut milk along with the peanut butter, coconut sugar, paprika, fish sauce, lime juice, red pepper flakes, optional salt and sriracha. Stir well and then add in the spinach. Cover and cook until the spinach has wilted.
  4. Serve was desired and garnish with cilantro and chopped peanuts!


*You will not use all of the milk. It’s great for smoothies, or just for drinking! ** Mr. FFF thought the additional salt made it a BIT too salty, but I liked it with the pinch of salt, so season to taste. *** Again, Mr. FFF loved these over rice. I also liked them over rice, but also loved them completely on their own with some peanuts and cilantro. Serve as you wish!

One-Pot Creamy Spinach Peanut Lentils foodfaithfitness
  • 5-10 minutes
  • 1 Servings
  • 1 cals



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