Healthy Lentil Walnut Pâté

Adapted from GOOP


  • 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


  1. 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.
  2. Remove bay leaf and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. 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.
  4. Place the lentils, walnuts, onions, tamari/soy sauce, lemon juice and 2 T. olive oil in a blender and blend until smooth and creamy.
  5. Transfer to a serving bowl and sprinkle with paprika. Serve with crackers, toasted bread and/or fresh vegetables.

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