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Lentil Dip (or meal)!

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This 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!


Lentil Dip (or meal)!

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Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8 People


  • 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


  • Box of Lentils from Trader Joe's
  • Drain the lentils, if there is a lot of liquid in the bag.
  • Drain the bruchetta (a little liquid is okay but too much will make this dish mushy)
    Bruschetta Sauce Trader Giotto's
  • Mix all the ingredients together except the cheese. Be careful not to mix to vigorously so that the lentils lose their shape.
  • Now, add crumbled cheese, mix, then sprinkle with roasted sesame seeds and top with cilantro.
  • Serve with crackers or toast some pita bread and top with this delicious, healthy dip!
Author: Phoebe Chongchua

Phoebe Chongchua is a multimedia brand journalist who consults and writes on wellness, all things plant-based, fitness, lifestyle, and travel. She is yoga certified and earned her certificate in Whole Food Plant-Based Eating in 2010 through eCornell and the T. Colin Campbell Foundation. She's also a top podcaster for her marketing/storytelling podcast, The Brand Journalism Advantage at

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