Recipe: Walnut and Lentil Rillettes

Last updated: April 25, 2023, at 10:33 a.m. PT

Originally published: April 25, 2023, at 10:31 a.m. PT

Walnut and Lentil Rillettes


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 sweet onion, sliced into half moons
  • 1 cup cooked brown lentils
  • 3/4 cup chopped walnuts, toasted
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce or tamari
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • Black pepper
  • Cornichons and crackers to serve


  1. Heat oil over medium heat and add onions. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper, cooking until they begin to caramelize – about 10 minutes. Allow to cool slightly.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients into a food processor and pulse, scraping the sides down as needed until you have reached a spread consistency that is not quite smooth.
  3. Add onions and gently pulse to just barely incorporate them into the spread.
  4. Serve with cornichons and crackers.


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