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    Middle Eastern Spread With Lentils & Peas

    Middle Eastern Spread With Lentils & Peas. Photo by Geniale Genie

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    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    35 mins

    15 mins

    20 mins

    T in Marin's Note:

    This is a high protein veggie dish that is perfect for pita points

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    Serves: 8



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    1. 1
      Cook lentils and split peas in a large pot of boiling salted water until very tender, about 35 minutes. Drain.
    2. 2
      Heat 1/3 cup oil in heavy large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and garlic and saute until onion is translucent, about 5 minutes.
    3. 3
      Add turmeric and cumin and stir 1 minute. Transfer mixture to processor (or bowl for use of immersion blender). Add lentils and split peas, celery leaves, lemon juice, chili powderand remaining 3 tbsps of oil. Process until smooth. Season generously (to taste) with salt and pepper.
    4. 4
      Transfer to serving bowl. Can be prepared 1 day ahead. Cover and refrigerate. Bring to room temperature before serving. Serve with pita bread.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on May 03, 2010


      Yum! I did need to add quite a bit of water to smooth it down and added a bit of salt, but it tastes great - just the right amount of zing. I may replace the extra water and salt with vegetable broth next time. This makes a LOT, so make sure you have the mouths to eat it or halve the recipe. I'll try freezing it in an ice cube tray (like pesto). Thanks for sharing T!

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    Nutritional Facts for Middle Eastern Spread With Lentils & Peas

    Serving Size: 1 (102 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 312.0
    Calories from Fat 133
    Total Fat 14.8 g
    Saturated Fat 2.0 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 20.8 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 33.4 g
    Dietary Fiber 14.4 g
    Sugars 3.7 g
    Protein 12.8 g

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