Red Lentil Pesto Spread (vegan and oil free)

Today I want to share a recipe for one of my favorite sandwich spreads – one that you can also eat with pasta, potatoes, rice or what so ever. It is the perfect all-for-one spread.

It is super easy to make this pesto spread and you only need a few ingredients. Even though it contains cashews, it is still very low in fat compared to any other pesto or bread spread (which usually contains tons of oil). Because of the lentils it is pretty high in protein and loads of garlic and lemon juice will make sure you get a bunch of vitamins and minerals with this paste.

Red Lentil Pesto Spread

Here is what you will need:

3/4 cup red lentils
1 handful dried tomatoes
1 handful cashews
1 big clove of garlic
1 lemon
1 Tbs pesto spice mix

Usally dried tomatoes come pretty salty so you will not need any extra salt. In case you use dried tomatoes that come without salt, you may want to add some salt to the red lentil pesto spread.

Let the dried tomatoes and cashews soak over night. If you have a high speed blender, you can try using them without soaking.

Cook the lentils until soft. Press the juice out of the lemon.

Add the lemon juice, the lentils and all other ingedients to your high speed blender and blend well.

Season to taste with some chili or pepper if you like it a little more spicy.

Red Lentil Pesto Spread RecipeRed Lentil Pesto Spread with cashews

Todays blogpost is as short as it is because actually, I am working on a new design which should be ready later tonight. I hope I will be able to have everything set up so that I can go online with it by Wednesday and share my very next post on the new design already. I am super excited about it and cannot wait to read your feedback 😀

For now, have a wonderful start into the new week and make sure to let me know what your favorite homemade sandwich spread is 🙂

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12 Comments

  1. Straight A Style
    März 21, 2017 / 2:01 am

    This sounds so good! I always love it when you share recipes. Lentils are one of my favorites.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  2. März 21, 2017 / 2:04 am

    Very delicious, and I love your recipe, looks quite easy to make too!

    Madame X
    The Flower Duet

  3. März 21, 2017 / 12:23 pm

    Das sieht wirklich sehr gut aus!
    Haha und mit Chillipfeffer würzen wir mittlerweile fast alles… hin und wieder übertreiben wir es dann auch etwas…

  4. März 21, 2017 / 1:33 pm

    Oh how I live spreads like this one, perfect for a sandwich and looks delicious☺I’m making a lot of them myself, to my red lentil spread I like to use curry and turmeric, but right now I love white bean spread with baked garlic and also roasted red pepper spread with sunflower seeds, yum😋 Have a lovely week, hugs☺☺☺

  5. März 23, 2017 / 5:56 am

    Thanks for sharing this recipe, Larissa. This will be perfect for the coming Holy Week. I hope my husband will help me prepare food this time.

    Have a wonderful day ahead! 🙂

    xoxo,
    Gelleesh.com

  6. März 24, 2017 / 12:16 pm

    Das sieht so lecker aus!

    Das muss ich unbedingt mal nachmachen!

    Danke Dir für die Inspiration, yummy!

    Hab einen schönen Freitag!

    xoxo Jacqueline
    My Blog – HOKIS

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