Feeling Gwyneth Paltrow-esque
I’ve been reading the GOOP newsletters since their inception, well before Gwyneth rocked the interwebs with her conscious uncoupling. I’m always so excited to read them as they serve as a peek into a life that I just will never experience, which is just fine with me.
I have a pretty amazing life full of work, travel, friendship, and delicious food, but let’s face it, it’s just not on the GOOP level. Jet-set getaways to Singapore, living room makeovers by the hottest designers complete with $10,000 couches, and a toned body that most twenty-year-olds would be jealous of – not in my future.
Creating a healthy pâté
I consider myself a foodie, but Gwyneth’s GOOP recipes are always full of ingredients that I’ve never even heard of. Scouring San Francisco in search of the ingredients can sometimes be quite difficult! When I saw a recipe for a healthy lentil walnut pâté in a GOOP newsletter, I immediately perked up. It was finally something that I could make with ingredients I had around the house, with a few modifications of course.
Served warm, this lentil pâté is healthy and filling. It’s good in the fridge for a few days and can be enjoyed with crackers or with fresh vegetables as a dip. Plus, I’m imagining if I eat it enough I’ll start to look as lean and toned as Gwyneth…right? The pâté was served for my recent birthday party and it was a healthy option, especially compared to things like chai cake and deviled eggs! Thanks so much for reading A Side of Sweet! For more Sweet in your life, you can find me on Instagram, Pinterest, Bloglovin’, Facebook, or Twitter, or subscribe to receive a weekly email with new posts (see sidebar).Print
Healthy Lentil Walnut Pâté
Adapted from GOOP
- Category: Appetizer
- Method: Stove
- Cuisine: American
- 2 T. olive oil
- 1 large yellow onion, chopped
- 1 bay leaf
- Salt & Pepper to taste
- 3/4 c. walnuts
- 1 c. red lentils, cooked according to package directions
- 2 T. tamari or soy sauce
- 2 T. lemon juice
- 2 T. olive oil
- 1/4 tsp. paprika
- Heat olive oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add the onions and bay leaf, reduce heat to low and cook until soft and caramelized, about 15 minutes.
- Remove bay leaf and season with salt and pepper to taste.
- While the onions are caramelizing, toast the walnuts. Place them on a baking sheet and bake at 400F for about 5-8 minutes, shaking the sheet once halfway for even cooking. Remove from oven and set aside.
- Place the lentils, walnuts, onions, tamari/soy sauce, lemon juice and 2 T. olive oil in a blender and blend until smooth and creamy.
- Transfer to a serving bowl and sprinkle with paprika. Serve with crackers, toasted bread and/or fresh vegetables.
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