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Red Lentil Puree

Red Lentil Puree created by Rita1652

This is a wonderful Mediterranean starter or side dish.

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  • Bring water, lentils and thyme to boil.
  • Reduce heat to low and cook for 10-15 minutes until lentils are soft and water is absorbed (for cooking time: refer also to package directions).
  • Remove Thyme Sprigs and mash Lentils.
  • Add salt, lemon juice, olive oil, garlic and pepper to taste. Mix well.
  • Serve warm or cold. Decorate with black olives, capers, cherry tomatoes and onion rings.
  • NOTE: Mirj suggested to add some lemon zest to the lentil puree. Thank you Mirj, I think this is a great idea to support a fresh note.
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"This is a wonderful Mediterranean starter or side dish."
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  1. Mia in Germany
    Great recipe! I used dried thyme, too, and omitted the capers but added some lemon zest which indeed is a lovely addition. Thanks for posting!<br/>Made for I've Saved All These Recipes / Diabetes Forum
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  2. Iceland
    It was very watery, i am not sure what i did wrong, i had the lentils cook for hours. But the taste was great, thanks for sharing.
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  3. Aunt Cookie
    This is so good! I used dried thyme (1 1/2 tsp) instead of the fresh...I'm sure the recipe is better as written, but I didn't have access to fresh thyme. Anyway, I cooked the lentils a little longer than indicated in the recipe (probably 25 minutes) and added a little extra water as needed. This was so easy and makes a great dip/spread. Thanks for posting!
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  4. ladypit
    This is wonderful! We had some red lentils we wanted to use and I went looking for recipes. This was perfect. Because no one but me will eat olives or capers I just served them with some sweet onion and pita bread. We loved it. Great texture and flavor and super easy to make.
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  5. Mirj2338
    Excellent addition to our Middle Eastern mezze selection. Before juicing the lemon I zested it and added some to the dish. Delightful with some toasted pita triangles and a health dose of za'atar. Thanks Thorsten!
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