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Mediterranean Lentil Dip / Spread

Mediterranean Lentil Dip / Spread

Serves 12 | Prep Time 15 minutes | Cook Time 1 hour

Ingredients

1 cup Eden Dried Green Lentils

2 cups water

1/2 tsp Eden Sea Salt

1 Tbsp Eden Extra Virgin Olive Oil

1/4 cup minced shallots

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 tsp fresh lemon juice, or to taste

1 tsp organic pure maple syrup

2 cups Eden Lentil Hummus, (see recipe)
or prepared hummus

1/4 cup minced fresh parsley

1/4 cup pitted Kalamata olives, chopped

1/4 cup roasted red peppers, water packed or oil packed, chopped

Directions

Place the lentils and water in a heavy saucepan, cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer about 30 minutes until lentils are tender, but not soft and mushy. When done, drain the water from the lentils and reserve. Set aside.

Heat oil in a large skillet and sauté the shallots and garlic. Sauté until golden, stirring constantly. Add the cooked lentils and all remaining ingredients to the skillet. Mix thoroughly. Thin by adding a little bit of the lentil cooking liquid until the desired consistency. Adjust the seasoning, if needed. Remove from heat.

Serve as a sandwich spread or dip with you favorite bread, warm pita, crackers, chips, or raw vegetables.

Yields: 4 cups

Variation: If pressed for time, use 1 can Eden Lentils w/Onion & Bay Leaf instead of cooking dry lentils from scratch.

Nutritional Information

Per serving: 151 calories, 5g fat (28% calories from fat), 6g protein, 22g carbohydrate, 8g fiber, 0mg cholesterol, 234mg sodium