Vegetarian Cretons

Vegetarian Cretons

This recipe comes from the book "Cuisiner pour vaincre la douleur et l'inflammation chronique", de Jacqueline Lagacé, Ph.D., Éditions FIDES, 2011

20 servings
Preparation 20 min
Cooking 10 min

90 calories per serving 


1 1/2 cup green-brown lentils (dried)   260 g
2 tbsp olive oil   30 mL
2 onions, chopped   400 g
2 eggs size large, boiled    
3 tbsp mayonnaise   45 mL
2 tsp lemon juice, freshly squeezed   1/4 lemon
2 tbsp Italian parsley, fresh, chopped   10 g
2 tsp old-fashion spice blend   2 g
1/2 cup walnuts, chopped   50 g
1 pinch salt [optional]   0.1 g
  ground pepper to taste    

Before you start

A blender or food processor will be very useful.


  1. Cook the lentils in salted boiling water for three to five minutes. Cool immediately in ice-cold water. Strain through a colander and pat dry with a paper towel.
  2. Heat oil in a frying pan and brown the onions.
  3. Coarsely chop hard-boiled eggs and put them in the food processor or blender. Add mayonnaise, lemon juice and parsley. Pulse.
  4. Add the remaining ingredients including salt and pepper and mix until desired consistency is achieved.
  5. Divide the preparation into small air-tight containers. These vegetarian cretons can be stored up to two weeks in the refrigerator.

Nutrition Facts Table

Nutrition Facts

per 1 serving (60g)


% DV*

* DV = Daily Value




4 g

6 %

Saturated 0.5 g
+ Trans 0 g

3 %


25 mg


20 mg

1 %


10 g

3 %


2 g

8 %


2 g


4 g

Vitamin A

2 %

Vitamin C

4 %


2 %


10 %

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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: ¼ serving

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Free :
Added Sugar, Trans Fat
Low :
Saturated Fat, Sodium
Source of :
Copper, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Phosphorus, Selenium, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, Vitamin K, Zinc
Excellent source of :
Diet-related health claims :
Artery-healthy, Heart-healthy

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This recipe is in the following categories: Artery-healthy | Halal | Heart-healthy | Kosher | Low Saturated Fat | Low Sodium | Vegetarian

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