Red Lentil Puree
This Red Lentil Puree is a quick, easy, and filling wholesome meal. It's great on its own or accompanied with a garnish of your choice.
- 1.5 cup dry red lentils
- 1 onion chopped
- 1 carrot peeled and grated
- 3 garlic cloves minced
- 140 g 5 oz tomato paste
- 1/2 tsp garam masala optional
- 1/2 tsp ground cumin
- 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
- 1/4 tsp chili flakes optional
To a heated pot add a splash of water or a bit of vegetable oil. Add onion, carrot and garlic along with spices. Let cook for 5 minutes until onion is soft and translucent.
Pour rinsed lentils, tomato paste and 4.5-5 cups of water. Mix everything and let cook for around 20-25 minutes, until mushy.
Once cooked, blend with an immersion blender to a puree. Enjoy with whole-grain pasta or cooked grain of choice.