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Braised Peruvian Lentils with Beet Puree

I was in Peru for about a week in late 2016 and enjoyed some incredibly good vegan food. This dish of Peruvian lentils with beet puree is a composite of two different meals that I found really memorable. The first was a meal at a little vegetarian place in Miraflores called Sabor y Vida. This...
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I was in Peru for about a week in late 2016 and enjoyed some incredibly good vegan food. This dish of Peruvian lentils with beet puree is a composite of two different meals that I found really memorable.

The first was a meal at a little vegetarian place in Miraflores called Sabor y Vida. This was an unassuming eatery with a prix fixe menu that cost a few dollars for an impossibly large amount of food. As it turns out, I was BLOWN AWAY by the deliciousness of the dish of black lentils with rice that I had selected. I wasn’t sure exactly how they made the lentils so creamy and earthy and amazing, but I slurped up that entire giant plate of food after dressing it with some Peruvian aji amarillo paste.

The yellow sauce here is a quick aji amarillo oil I made by whisking chili paste, olive oil, a splash of almond milk and a pinch of turmeric.
The second meal was one that I ate in the Amazon region – another lentil dish served with a stunning bright red beet puree. Despite its beautiful burgundy hue, the beet flavor was rather tempered, and the cooks explained to me tha...
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