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Lentil Pate Recipe

User Rating 4 Star Rating (2 Reviews)


Forget the refried beans and try this tasty spread made with lentils, garlic, and onions.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes


  • 1 cup lentils, pre-cooked in 2 cups of water OR 1-1/2 cups canned cooked lentils, drained
  • 1 sweet onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced finely
  • 6 teaspoons margarine
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • Water if necessary
  • 1/2 teaspoon vinegar


In a large saucepan, gently saute sweet onion and garlic in the margarine over low heat until soft, but not browned. Season with black pepper. Add lentils and heat until warmed through.

Scrape lentil mixture into the bowl of a food processor fitted with the metal chopping blade. Process until smooth, adding water if necessary. Add vinegar and pulse until combined.

Serve lentil pate at room temperature with toasted bread rounds or savory crackers for a delicious vegetarian appetizer that will appeal to all.

Yield: 6 to 8 servings

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 4 out of 5
Delicious spreading, Member wozela

instead of margarine I've added pure groundnut oil and also wine vinegar with herbs. mmmmmm Awesome bread spreads ;-) Thanks for sharing the pate idea ;)

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