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Quick & Easy Vegetarian Pate Recipe - A simple appetizer or snack that's full of protein! #vegan #glutenfree

Vegetarian Lentil Pate


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  • 1 cup brown lentils, dried
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 shallot, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 3 tbsp red wine, or red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp each salt and pepper


  1. Combine lentils and water in a medium stockpot over high heat.
  2. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer, and cook for 8-10 minutes or until lentils are tender.
  3. Drain excess water, and transfer cooked lentils to a bowl.
  4. Over medium heat, add oil, chopped shallot and garlic to stockpot.
  5. Saute 3-5 minutes, or until vegetables are tender.
  6. Add lentils, red wine/vinegar, and spices, and stir to combine.
  7. Transfer mixture to a food processor, and blend until smooth.
  8. Transfer to a serving bowl, and refrigerate at least 10 minutes before serving.
  9. Enjoy with raw vegetables, crackers, or spread on a sandwich.
  • Category: Dips, Spreads