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Lentil Spread

Yield Makes 3/4 cup


  • 1/4 cup dried lentils
  • 3/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 1 to 2 garlic cloves, pressed
  • Toasted sesame seeds (optional)

How to Make It

  1. Bring lentils and chicken broth to a boil in a small saucepan; partially cover, reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes or until tender. Drain.

  2. Process lentils, lemon juice, and next 3 ingredients in a food processor until smooth, stopping to scrape down sides. Chill up to 3 days, if desired. Sprinkle top of spread with toasted sesame seeds, if desired. Serve with crackers or raw vegetables.