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Lentil skewers with tahini sauce

These skewers can also be enjoyed as an appetizer, so make 16 smaller skewers and serve them up with the sauce to dip into
Lentil skewers with tahini sauce
8 servings / 30 min 

Prep 20 min / Cook 10 min 

Ingredients
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) canola oil
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) curry powder
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) each ground cumin and coriander
  • 1 can (19 oz/540 mL) lentils, drained and rinsed
  • 2 tbsp (25 mL) chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) seasoned breadcrumbs
  • 4 cups (1 L) salad greens
     

Tahini sauce: 

  • 2 tbsp (25 mL) tahini
  • 3 tbsp (45 mL) warm water
  • 2 tbsp (25 mL) lemon juice
  • 1 small clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) minced fresh mint or cilantro
     
Directions
  1. Heat oil in a nonstick skillet over medium low heat. Cook shallot, garlic, curry powder, cumin and coriander for 2 minutes. Remove from heat.
  2. Mash lentils until smooth. Stir in shallot mixture, cilantro and egg until combined. Stir in breadcrumbs. Divide into 8 oval shapes onto soaked skewers. Spray lightly with cooking spray.
  3. Place skewers in grill pan set over medium-high heat for about 5 minutes, turning once  or until heated through and grilled marked.
  4. Place onto salad greens and drizzle with tahini sauce.

Tahini sauce: Whisk together tahini and water until smooth. Whisk in lemon juice, garlic and mint; set aside.

Nutritional info per serving ( 2 skewers with salad and sauce)
  • Calories 250
  • Protein 13 g
  • Total fat 8 g
    Saturated fat 1 g
    Cholesterol 50 mg
  • Carbohydrates 35 g
    Fibre 8 g
    Sugars 2 g
    Added sugars 0 g
  • Sodium 530 mg
  • Potassium 730 mg

 Recipe developed by Emily Richards, PH Ec. © 2018 Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada.