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Red Lentil Creamy Pâté

This is a high protein, low fat and low calorie vegan/vegetarian red lentil pâté recipe. Give it a try! 

I wanted to make this recipe for a while now. I read about a red  lentils pâté recipe on a forum and decided to give it a try but make it in my own way. I never follow a recipe step by step. Usually, I just see the photo, figure out the ingredients from the photo and then I just make it . No directions needed. Except when I bake, that’s when I have to follow the exact directions and that’s why I don’t like baking very much. 🙂 That’s why, this red lentil creamy pâté recipe was perfect!

This red lentils pâté turned out to be delicious!!! And it looks good too doesn’t it? I added a “secret” ingredient which gives it such a lovely color.  It can be both vegan and vegetarian. You can add butter or oil, depending on which one you prefer. I like butter a lot! Don’t eat it often at all but I always add it in mashed potatoes. It’s my golden rule! I recommend you to use butter for this recipe. Not much, just about 1 tsp (or half a centimeter, thin slice) does the trick.

This red lentil pâté will impress your guests!

Red Lentils Creamy Pate on Toast

Yield: 12 servings

Red Lentil Creamy Pâté

Red Lentils Creamy Pate on Toast

This is a high protein, low fat and low calorie vegan/vegetarian red lentil pate recipe.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 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 🙂

Instructions

  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!

Notes

Spread on a warm, crunchy toast..hm…delicious!

 Red Lentils Creamy Pate with Parsley

Lentils fan? Check out these delicious and super easy to make red lentils recipes: Lentils, Veggies and Mushroom Bake, and Lentil and Greens Veggie Burger Patties.

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