Adas Careh (Lentil Butter)

         Yield: 1 Servings
Categories: Vegetarian, Appetizers, Ethnic

1 c Uncooked lentils 1/2 ts Salt 2 1/4 c Water 1 tb Olive oil 6 Green onions, sliced 1 sm Garlic clove, minced 1 1/2 tb Parsley 1 ds Cayenne 1 ds Turmeric 1/4 c Water, as needed Combine water, lentils, salt in a pot. Cook till lentils are soft. Drain, reserve stock. Heat oil in skillet & saute onions & garlic till onions are translucent. Add parsley & spices & cook another minute. Set aside. Combine lentils, cooking water & onion mixture in a food processor, adding more water a tb at a time as needed till the mixture reaches a spreadable consistency. Refrigerate a few hours before serving. Spread on whole grain crackers or use as a vegetable dip. "Vegetarian Times" March, 1992