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Adas Careh (Lentil Butter)


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Appetizer Ethnic Vegetarian

Ingredients:

  • 1 c Uncooked lentils
  • 1/2 ts Salt
  • 2 1/4 c Water
  • 1 tb Olive oil
  • 6 Green onions, sliced
  • 1 sm Garlic clove, minced
  • 1 1/2 tb Parsley
  • 1 ds Cayenne
  • 1 ds Turmeric
  • 1/4 c Water, as needed

Directions:

Combine water, lentils, salt in a pot. Cook till lentils are soft. Drain, reserve stock.
 
Heat oil in skillet & saute onions & garlic till onions are translucent. Add parsley & spices & cook another minute. Set aside.
 
Combine lentils, cooking water & onion mixture in a food processor, adding more water a tb at a time as needed till the mixture reaches a spreadable consistency.
 
Refrigerate a few hours before serving. Spread on whole grain crackers or use as a vegetable dip.
 
"Vegetarian Times" March, 1992
 
From Gemini's MASSIVE MealMaster collection at www.synapse.com/~gemini