Lentil Dip (or meal)!

Lentil Dip (or meal)!

MomwithLentilDip_TPBDThis is a favorite of mine and super easy and quick to make. In fact, even my 84-year old mom who, by the way, doesn’t like to cook, found this recipe to be a breeze. I showed her how to make it for one of her creative writing classes that she attends. Fortunately, for her, this recipe requires NO cooking! 🙂

Trader Joe’s features this recipe but not made exactly like this…I always add a few items to give it a bit more flavor. Enjoy this wonderful lentil dip!


  • Steamed lentils (Trader Joe’s has them ready eat or make your own from scratch)
  • Bruschetta Sauce (Trader Joe’s tub)
  • Minced garlic to taste (I recommend 2-3 cloves but be aware that the bruschetta does have garlic in it already)
  • Pinch of salt
  • Ground pepper (optional)
  • Fresh lime juice (about 1/4 cup or to taste)
  • Handful of Chopped cilantro
  • Feta cheese (optional)
  • Crackers or pita bread

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  1. Drain the lentils, if there is a lot of liquid in the bag.
  2. Drain the bruchetta (a little liquid is okay but too much will make this dish mushy)
  3. Mix all the ingredients together except the cheese. Be careful not to mix to vigorously so that the lentils lose their shape.
  4. Now, add crumbled cheese, mix, then sprinkle with roasted sesame seeds and top with cilantro.
  5. Serve with crackers or toast some pita bread and top with this delicious, healthy dip!

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