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Curried Red Lentil Pate
From: Chipkris1

Here's a great lentil recipe. It may be called a pate, but it slices easily and is quite tasty. This recipe comes from "The Natural Health Cookbook"

  • 1/2 cup + 2 TBS bread crumbs (cubes are ok)
  • 1 cup red lentils, uncooked
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 cupp diced onion
  • 1/2 carrot, diced
  • 1 cp diced celery
  • 1 cup diced zuuucchini
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 2 tsp cuurry powder
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 2 tsp prepared mustard
  • 3 TBS minced fresh parsley
Optional ingredients: 2TBS capers or 3 TBS diced black olives or 3 TBS diced pimentos or 3TBS roasted red peppers.

Preheat to 350. Oil a 9 inch baking pan or loaf pan an coat it with 2 TBS of the bread crumbs. Cook lentils in 2 cups water about 30 minutes. Heat oil in large skillet and add the onion, carrot, and celery. Saute 3 to 4 min. Add the zucchini, garlic , curry powder, basil, oregano, thyme and salt. Cook 3 to 4 min. Add the cooked lentils, mustard, parsley and remaining 1/2 cuup of the bread crumbs. Add optional ingredients if you wish. Stir to combine. Spoon into prepared pan. Cover with foil or parchment paper and bake 25-30 minutes, when knife comes out clean.. Allow to col before slicing