Vegan Pumpkin, Carrot and Red Lentil Spread Recipe

The combination of roasted pumpkin, carrot and shallot and cooked red lentils makes for a delicious plant based spread. Serve this sunshine-coloured, carotene-rich spread the same way you would serve hummus, or thin it to your preferred consistency with hot water or vegetable broth to make a red lentil and roasted pumpkin and carrot soup.

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Cuisine

British

Time

30 - 60 mins

Skill Level

Newbie

Serves

2

Courses etc.

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You will need

IngredientAdd
120g red lentils

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500g pumpkin, canned or fresh More products
2 small carrots More products
2 small shallots, halved More products
2 cloves garlic, peeled More products
3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil More products
1 tbsp turmeric powder

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1/2 tsp cumin powder

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1/2 tsp hot paprika powder

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juice of 1 lemon More products
sea salt to taste

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pepper to taste

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sprinkle of toasted sesame seeds (optional)

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fresh parsley to serve OR More products
fresh coriander to serve

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Method

  • Cook red lentils in a saucepan of boiling water with a little salt for approx 15 minutes, then drain thoroughly.
  • Peel and cut pumpkin (if using fresh) and carrot into small cubes.
  • Put carrot and pumpkin cubes on baking tray lined with baking sheet.
  • Add halved shallots and peeled garlic cloves, drizzle with 1 tbsp of olive oil, sprinkle with turmeric powder.
  • Bake until soft, approx 20 mins at 180 degrees Celsius.
  • Once cooled, put the vegetables and red lentils into a blender or a food processor, add cumin, paprika, lemon juice, salt, pepper and rest of the olive oil.
  • Process into a paste and serve with our Homemade Vegan Gluten Free Herb Bread or raw vegetable sticks, or crackers.

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