Pure Maple Syrup from Canada

Maple-Flavoured Lentil “Meat” Spread


  • 60 ml (1/4 cup) maple syrup
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 can (540 ml/19 oz) lentils, drained
  • 125 ml (1/2 cup) vegetable broth (or cold water)
  • Pinch of all-spice
  • 5 ml (1 tsp) fine salt


  • In a large saucepan over high heat, combine all the ingredients and bring to a boil.
  • Lower the heat and let simmer 20 minutes while stirring occasionally.
  • Remove from heat, then crush lentils to a purée with a potato masher.
  • Transfer spread to an airtight container and chill several hours in the refrigerator.
  • Serve with pita bread and raw vegetables.