Here’s a satisfying Sunflower Lentil Dip that can be made raw or cooked. I used the very nutritious and delicious SeaClear here, but you can use any Miso of your choice. The Sunflower Seeds and Lentils provide various nutritional benefits as well, and below you can see what Red Lentils can do for you, specifically. Try this dip and/or spread on crackers, chips, veggies, as a condiment on wraps, burgers, pita pockets, etc. The thick consistency of this dip makes it a great side dish to pair with rice and/or other grains, too!
You may already know that the glycemic index of red lentils is low. But a study by researchers from the University of Toronto found that participants who ate red lentils for dinner utilized glucose the following day during breakfast more efficiently, compared with those who ate high-glycemic index foods. (1) Eating low-glycemic foods results in a domino effect that improves energy efficiency during successive meals and over time. When you include more low glycemic foods like red lentils in your diet, it will help you balance your energy and eating habits. (1)
- 2 C Sprouted or Cooked Red Lentils
- 1/4 C Sprouted Sunflower Seeds
- 1 Stalk Celery
- 1 T SeaClear (or Miso of your choice)
- 2 T Parsley
- 2 Lemon Juice
- Put all ingredients into a blender until smooth. Served warm is best! For a raw version, you could use raw and sprouted lentils instead.
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