Lunchtime for me mostly consists of sandwiches, bread and some kind of topping. Since processed meat and huge amount of cheese aren’t too healthy, I like to create healthy spreads to go on top.
To this Lentil spread I added curry spice, that I thought went well with the taste. But if you prefer it plain, you can just add olive oil and lemon juice with salt and pepper. The great thing about lentils is that they turn increadibly soft after cooking that you can easily mash them with a spoon or fork. no hand mixer or food processor needed!
The #healthycatchycravings project is still going strong, with a few planed “cheat meals”. Don’t go too hard on yourself when it comes to things like unhealthy cheat meals. What makes food like that unhealthy is the regular consumption. But a bite one in a while is totally fine!
Join us with the hashtag: #healthycatchycravings!
- 100g red lentils
- 1tbsp olive oil
- 1tbsp lemon juice
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 1 tsp curry powder
- 1/2 tsp chili spice
- 1/2 tsp paprika spice
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp turmeric spice
- In a small covered pot, cook the red lentils until done. Start out with 150ml water and keep adding, more if needed. The lentils should be very soft!
- With the back of a spoon mash the lentils until smooth. It doesn’t have to be too smooth or perfect. Then add olive oil, lemon juice and seasoning.
- Spread onto some fresh bread and add some more pepper if needed.
Enjoy! Leave your thoughts on this Lentil spread in the comments below!