My first husband's parents had a housekeeper who made a wonderful lentil puree. As I recall, it was olive green in color, quite smooth, and very flavorful. I think that the only cookbook in the house was Joy of Cooking, probably an edition from the 1940s, 1950s, or 1960s.
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