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LENTIL AND SPLIT PEA DIP WITH ROASTED GARLIC NAAN FROM BOBBY FLAY

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JUST A FEW OF OUR HEALTHY INGREDIENTS:

Split peas and lentils: Rich in vegan fibre and protein

Olive Oil: Healthy monounsaturated fat, rich in antioxidants and flavour

Garlic: Antibacterial, immune booster, believed to help lower cholesterol

Turmeric: Delicious curry spice, anti-inflammatory, believed to benefit to brain health

INGREDIENTS FOR DIP

1 cup Grainworks dried lentils, picked over

1 cup Grainworks split peas, picked over
1/3 cup plus 3 tablespoons olive oil

1 cup chopped red onion
2 tablespoons chopped garlic

2 teaspoons turmeric

2 teaspoons ground cumin

1-cup (packed) fresh cilantro or parsley leaves

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

1 teaspoon chili powder

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

DIP DIRECTIONS:

Cook lentils and split peas in large pot of boiling salted water until very tender, about 35 minutes. Drain.

Heat 1/3 cup oil in heavy large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and garlic and sauté until onion is soft. Add turmeric and cumin and cook 30 seconds. Transfer mixture to a food processor. Add cooked lentils and split peas, cilantro, lemon juice, chili powder and remaining 3 tablespoons oil. Process until smooth. Season generously with salt and pepper. Transfer mixture to a medium bowl.

ROASTED GARLIC NAAN

1 head roasted garlic

1/4-cup extra-virgin olive oil

1-teaspoon ground cumin

Pinch cayenne pepper

1 teaspoon lemon zest

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

4 pieces naan (traditional Indian flatbread)

1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro or parsley leaves

GARLIC NAAN DIRECTIONS:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Squeeze pulp from head of roasted garlic into a small food processor. Add oil, cumin, cayenne, lemon zest, and salt and pepper and process until smooth.

Spread garlic mixture evenly over the naan, place on a baking sheet, and bake until just heated through and slightly crispy, about 5 minutes. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with cilantro or parsley. Cut into pieces and serve with the Lentil and Split Pea Dip.

See Original Recipe at: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/bobby-flay/lentil-and-split-pea-dip-with-roasted-garlic-naan-recipe.html