Warm Lentil Dip

Photo by: Suzabelle

by Suzabelle

over 2 years ago

This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Recipe with Lentils.

Serve warm with pita chips as a delicious party dip. Also great as a side dish with grilled meats or fish.

Serves 6

  • 1/2 pound lentils (rinsed)
  • 14.5 ounces vegetable stock
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon tumeric
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 tomato, seeded and chopped
  • 1/4 cup mint, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  1. In a medium saucepan, combine lentils, vegetable broth, water, and turmeric. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer until the lentils are tender, about 20 minutes.
  2. Melt butter in a small saucepan. Add garlic, cumin, and crushed red pepper. Cook together while stirring, about 3 minutes.
  3. Remove the lentils from heat, and stir in the garlic mixture, diced tomato, mint, and salt. Serve warm.

Nutrition Info:


  • 178 calories
  • 4g total fat
  • 3g saturated fat
  • 10mg cholesterol
  • 475mg sodium
  • 25g carbohydrate (12g dietary fiber, 2g sugar)
  • 10g protein
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