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entil-Zucchini Mash with Nigella Seeds and Roasted Sesame Oil

Lentil-Zucchini Mash with Nigella Seeds and Roasted Sesame Oil

© Chef Oscar Umahro Cadogan

The following recipe addresses the special diet considerations for: dairy-free; gluten-free; low glycemic index; vegan; vegetarian; anti-cancer; cardiovascular disease; diabetes; inflammatory bowel diseases

Serves 4 as a side dish
This mash was originally made to be a topping for oven baked onions, but it can also be used like mashed potatoes or as a spread. Try adding chili, coriander, fresh basil, fish sauce, sesame seeds, or other condiments.

The mash will keep for 2-3 days in the refrigerator in a covered container.

  • 1 3/4 cups (400 gr) green lentils, soaked for at least 12 hours in plenty of water
  • 1/2 cup (1 dl) extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 zucchini, grated finely
  • 2 handfuls of flatleaf parsley, chopped finely
  • 1 tbs nigella seeds, also called black onion seeds, roasted
  • sea salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • roasted sesame oil
Cooking Instructions
1) Wash the soaked lentils thoroughly and steam for 15 minutes until done. Combine with extra virgin olive oil in a blender and process until smooth and creamy.
2) Transfer to a bowl, add zucchini and flatleaf parsley, and mix thoroughly.
3) Cover with roasted nigella seeds, add sea salt, freshly ground black pepper, and roasted sesame oil to taste, and serve.

Note: Measurements are provided in both U.S. and European/metric units.

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