Lentil Paté

Lentil Paté

A versatile lentil paté. It can be used in your favourite sandwiches or even as a dip for crudités.

4 servings
Preparation 5 min
Cooking 30 min

Standing 1 h

160 calories per serving 


1/2 cup red-orange lentils (dried)   90 g
4 tbsp sunflower seeds   30 g
1/2 onions, diced   100 g
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped    
3/4 tsp gingerroot, grated   3 g
1 1/2 tbsp olive oil   23 mL
1 1/4 tsp curry powder   4 g

Before you start

A blender or food processor will be very useful to make the meatball mixture.


  1. Rinse and drain the lentils, put them in pot and add water to cover. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer, uncovered, until the lentils are very tender, about 20 min. Drain and set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a saucepan on medium heat. Sauté the onion, garlic, ginger and curry powder for 6-8 min, stirring from time to time. Set aside.
  3. Tip lentils, sunflower seeds and onion mixture into a food processor. Pulse a few times to mix the ingredients into a paste.
  4. Transfer the paste into a bowl and put in the fridge for 1 to 2 hours. Serve.


The paté can be kept in a closed container for a few days in the fridge.

Nutrition Facts Table

Nutrition Facts

per 1 serving (100g)


% DV*

* DV = Daily Value




8 g

12 %

Saturated 1 g
+ Trans 0 g

5 %


0 mg


3 mg

0 %


17 g

6 %


4 g

15 %


1 g


7 g

Vitamin A

0 %

Vitamin C

4 %


2 %


15 %

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Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to:

Vegetables and Fruit: ¼ serving
Grain Products: 0 serving
Milk and Alternatives: 0 serving
Meat and Alternatives: ½ serving

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Free :
Added Sugar, Cholesterol, Sodium, Trans Fat
Low :
Saturated Fat
Source of :
Fibre, Niacin, Omega-6, Phosphorus, Potassium, Selenium, Vitamin B6, Zinc
Good source of :
Copper, Iron, Magnesium, Pantothenic Acid, Vitamin B1
Excellent source of :
Folacin, Manganese, Vitamin E
Diet-related health claims :
Artery-healthy, Heart-healthy

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This recipe is in the following categories: Beans/Legumes | Sauces & Dips | Artery-healthy | Halal | Heart-healthy | High Iron | Kosher | Low Cholesterol | Low Saturated Fat | Low Sodium | Vegan | Vegetarian

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