Lentil Walnut Spread

Total Time
1 Hr, 10 Mins
Serves
8
Meal
Course

DESCRIPTION

Lentils and walnuts both contribute to the creamy texture of this savory spread. Enjoy it with vegetables or as a sandwich spread.

Total Time

Prep Time
10 Mins
Cook Time
1 Hr
Total Time
1 Hr, 10 Mins

Nutrition

Calories
135 cal
Total Fat
5.5 g
Cholesterol
0 mg
Polyunsaturated Fat
4 g
Sodium
30 mg
Monounsaturated Fat
1 g
Dietary Fiber
8 g
Protein
7 g
Carbohydrates
15 g

Ingredients

  • 1 cup lentils, dry
  • 1/2 cup California walnuts, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • Salt and black or red pepper to taste

Preparation

  1. Wash the lentils, cover with cold water, bring to a boil, and cook until soft, about 1 hour.
  2. Drain the lentils and combine with the remaining ingredients in a food processor. Blend until smooth, adding water as necessary to achieve a spreadable consistency.

From the book Eating Well for Optimum Health by Andrew Weil, M.D. © 2000 by Andrew Weil, M.D. Published in arrangement with Alfred A. Knopf, a division of Random House, Inc.