Lentil Spread

Our Lentil Spread is a wonderful, wholesome appetizer to enjoy during the holiday season and beyond. The recipe includes just five simple plant-based ingredients. Once the onions are sautéed, everything is combined and pulsed in the food processor, then transferred to a serving bowl where the spread can be served with vegetables and whole wheat crackers. What a wonderful way to encourage friends and family to ‘dip into’ the plant-based lifestyle!


  • 2 1/2 cups lentils, black, cooked, rinsed
  • 1 1/2 cup onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup parsley, chopped
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 1/4 cup scallions, chopped
  • PREP TIME 10
  • Serves 6


  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 scallions.
  4. Serve with vegetables and whole wheat crackers.

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