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Tapenade Made With Timeless French Style Lentils

A variation on the classic French spread of olives, capers, and garlic that has been lightened up with lentils. Serve with toasted French bread, pita bread, or chips.

Tapenade Made With Timeless French Style Lentils
Although any kind of green lentil will do, Timeless French Style Lentils hold their shape and provide exceptional flavor. For those who want to keep things simple: if it eventually goes into a food processor, then chopping, dicing, and mincing are truly superfluous! Be brave, toss them in!
Tapenade Made With Timeless French Style Lentils
Although any kind of green lentil will do, Timeless French Style Lentils hold their shape and provide exceptional flavor. For those who want to keep things simple: if it eventually goes into a food processor, then chopping, dicing, and mincing are truly superfluous! Be brave, toss them in!
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Prep Time 20Minutes
Cook Time 50Minutes
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Cook Time 50Minutes
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  1. Rinse and drain the lentils.
  2. In a large saucepan over medium heat, combine the lentils, stock, garlic, and tomatoes. Simmer until the lentils are cooked, 30-45 minutes. Add more stock if the pan starts to dry out. Set aside to cool.
  3. Place all the ingredients from the saucepan in a food processor and process for 30 seconds, scraping down the sides several times.
  4. Add the oil, anchovies (if using), capers, olives, lemon juice, and salt and pepper to taste. Process until smooth.
  5. Add the parsley and pulse several times to blend. Be careful not to over process.
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Photo credit: Greg Hirson, used with permission under Creative Commons License.

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