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Lentil Spread

Lentil Spread

A wholesome appetizer served with vegetables and whole wheat crackers.

  • Author: Dr. Rosane Oliveira
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x
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  • 1 1/2 cup onion, chopped
  • 2 1/2 cups lentils, black, cooked, rinsed
  • 1/2 cup parsley, chopped
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 1/4 cup green onion, chopped


  1. Sauté onions until lightly browned.
  2. Pulse lentils, onions, parsley and walnuts in food processor until chopped but not completely smooth.
  3. Transfer spread to a serving bowl and garnish with green onion.
  4. Serve with vegetables and whole wheat crackers.

Notes: This recipe may be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator.

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Rosane Oliveira, DVM, PhD

President & CEO, Plant-Based Life Foundation | Dr. Rosane Oliveira combines a lifelong passion for nutrition with 25 years of genetics research to create programs that help people develop healthy habits on their journey towards a more plant-based lifestyle. She is a Visiting Clinical Professor in Public Health Sciences and was the founding director of the first Integrative Medicine program at the UC Davis School of Medicine. She completed her postgraduate studies in Brazil and did her postdoctoral training in immunogenetics and functional genomics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.