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Favorite New Recipe: Red Lentil Crackers with Spicy Vegan Cream Cheese

We asked Molly Siegler, our food editor, to share one of her favorite new recipes coming out of our test kitchen. 

Get the Recipe: Red Lentil Crackers with Spicy Vegan Cream Cheese

I am very devoted to red lentils, but this is the first time I’ve used them in two different ways in the same recipe. Lentils are mashed together to make a savory gluten-free cracker dough and also roasted for a crunchy and delicious garnish for the finished bites. Also, the Kite Hill cream cheese-style spread is too good, especially mixed with the peppadew peppers. This appetizer is super impressive and surprisingly addictive — I love that it’s at home at a classy cocktail party or rowdy football-watching spread.

Follow along as Molly prepares these crisp, delicious gluten-free crackers and sweet-and-spicy vegan cheese spread.

Do you have a favorite holiday appetizer recipe? Let me know in the comments below.

As a classically trained chef with a political science degree, Molly puts her food fascination to work coordinating the creation and curation of recipes and other food-focused content for Whole Foods Market. Nothing excites Molly more than discovering a fun new food combination or tradition. Catch more of Molly’s cooking videos in our holiday cooking playlist on YouTube.