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Tahini Lentils with Crunchy Onions

Updated: Sep 4, 2022

I LOVE the Fairport Library. Why? Because they have ROWS of cook books...brand new ones! All the time! It's amazing...and really inspiring. I went a few weeks ago and took out Falastin, which is a Palestinian cookbook. I tried 2 new, easy recipes and neither disappointed. First up, these yummy lentils with crunchy onions. Talk about packing in your protein! It makes a great side...add in some bulgar, rice and/or swiss chard and it would be a full meal!

If you know me, I never follow a recipe correctly. I like to add my own ingredients, use different measurements and make swaps where I find necessary. And I hope you do the same...even with my recipes that I create!! Make it're the one eating it :)

"WHOA this is amazing, can I have the kids' helpings?" - My Husband (you guys I'm going to quote him a lot...I don't have much to work with here...)

Tahini Lentils with Crunchy Onions


  • 1/2 of a bag of Goya Green Dried Lentils

  • 1 medium cooking onion, sliced

  • 1 tbsp corn starch (don't skip this)

  • 1 clove garlic, diced

  • 1 heaping tbsp. of Tahini (international aisle)

  • 1/2 large lemon, squeezed

  • 1 tbsp. Cumin (add more if you need)

  • 1 tbsp. Paprika

  • 1 handful of parsley, torn

  • EVOO

  • Sea salt & pepper to taste


  1. Bring a pot of water to a boil and add the lentils. Let it boil until lentils are soft but still have their shape.

  2. While the lentils are cooking, grab a small skillet and add 2-3 tbsp of EVOO. Slice the onion and add it to a bowl with the corn starch in it. Coat the onions, and then add them to the skillet along with the garlic. Mix occasionally until you see them start to turn crispy. Once crispy, turn off the heat & remove from the burner.

  3. When the lentils are done cooking, drain some of the water, but not all. Put the lentils into a bowl and add in another 2 tbsp. of EVOO, the tahini, lemon juice, cumin and paprika. Mix thoroughly.

  4. Add the crunchy onions and torn parsley as a topping.

  5. Add salt, pepper to taste.

This will be, FOR SURE, a staple in my house. I hope it will be in yours too! Want to learn more about what a Plant Based diet can do for you? Join my e-newsletter for more information, events, recipes and FUN!

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