Lemony Lentils Spread, lentils, high in protein, lentils dip, spread, how-to, vegan recipe

1. Gather the ingredients

  • 1 cup of lentils
  • half a red onion
  • 1 garlic clove
  • a bunch of fresh parsley
  • half a lemon
  • a handful of raisins
  • 2 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil
  • a pinch of sea salt

Lemony Lentils Spread, lentils, high in protein, lentils dip, spread, how-to, vegan recipe

2. Cook the lentils

Soak the lentils for a couple of hours, this will activate them, making them easier to digest and reducing the cooking time. Drain them.

Lemony Lentils Spread, lentils, high in protein, lentils dip, spread, how-to, vegan recipe

3. Remove the lentils’ skins

Place the lentils into a bowl of cold water, stir and let the skins float. Take them away with a spoon and drain again. (This step might be a bit annoying but will also help with unwanted flatulence!)

Lemony Lentils Spread, lentils, high in protein, lentils dip, spread, how-to, vegan recipe

4. Prep the rest of the ingredients

Chop the red onion, garlic and parsley, and squeeze the lemon.

Lemony Lentils Spread, lentils, high in protein, lentils dip, spread, how-to, vegan recipe

5. Blend away

Place the lentils, red onion, garlic, parsley and lemon juice into a food processor and add the raisins, some olive oil and water. Blend and keep adding oil or water until you get the desired consistency.

Lemony Lentils Spread, lentils, high in protein, lentils dip, spread, how-to, vegan recipe

6. Enjoy

Enjoy it with bread or assorted raw vegetables, and if you made too much you can keep it in the fridge for about a week as the lemon will preserve it.

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Photos by Ana Lisa Alperovich for Inhabitots