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February 15, 2013

Home cook gets blue ribbon



She said through a process of trial and tasting she found a tasty salad that she thought would go great on bread as a sandwich.

“I used a dark rye bread and he loved it,” she said.

Walsh entered her recipe in the contest and it was recently announced as a winner.

For more home cook recipes, visit the website at www.justapinch.com.



Ethnic Flavored Sandwiches

Hidemi Walsh (Plainfield)


12 slices dark rye bread

12 cups dry lentils

1 avocado

12-15 leaves of green lettuce, torn

1/2 cup minced sweet onion

1/2 cup minced cucumber (peeled and seeds removed)

2 tablespoons mayonnaise

4 tablespoons Greek yogurt, plain

2 teaspoons cumin powder

1/8 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon granulated sugar


Rinse lentils and drain. In a saucepan, put lentils and add 2 cups hot water. Simmer gently with lid tilted until tender. When the lentils are cooked, drain well.

Halve avocado, remove seed, peel, scoop avocado pulp and mush in a bowl.

Add mayonnaise, plain yogurt, cumin powder, pinch of salt, and granulated sugar to the bowl.

Mix well. Then add minced onion, minced cucumber, and cooked lentils. Mix well.

Put 1/6 of green lettuce leaves on one slice of bread, spread 1/6 of lentils mixture, and put the other slice of bread to cover.

Makes 6 sandwiches.

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