Red Lentil Creamy Pâté
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This is a high protein, low fat and low calorie vegan/vegetarian red lentil pate recipe.
Serves: 12 servings
  • 1½ cup red lentils
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 carrot, sliced
  • 3-4 garlic cloves, mashed
  • butter or oil (1/2-1 tbsp of oil or 1 tsp or a thin slice of butter)
  • sea salt, to taste
  • parsley for garnish
  • 1-2 pinches of turmeric (this is the ‘secret’ ingredient :))
  1. Add some water in a medium pot and bring to a boil.
  2. Add lentils, sliced carrot, two thirds of the chopped onion and sea salt.
  3. Boil for about 10 minutes them remove from heat.
  4. Add mashed garlic and let it cool down for 10 minutes.
  5. Remove all excess water using a strainer, then move the content to a bowl.
  6. Using a vertical blender (or regular blender/ food processor) start mashing the lentils and other ingredients. When creamy add 1-2 pinches of turmeric, butter or oil and the remainig third of chopped onion. Blend well using a spoon.
  7. Garnish with chopped parsley and serve!
Spread on a warm, crunchy…delicious!
Recipe by Gourmandelle | Vegetarian Blog at