Happy New Year, everyone!
For my first post of the new year I'm sharing my latest obsession: this ridiculously easy, incredibly delicious lentil dip made from three simple ingredients. I first tasted it at a neighborhood potluck. One of my neighbors brought it to share and everyone was raving. (She had been given the recipe by another neighbor--because that's the type of recipe this is: the kind that goes "viral" at a neighborhood potluck.)
As soon as I tasted it, I knew I would be making it again soon and wouldn't you know that I made it about four times over the holiday break.
And each and every time I did, people raved.
And then they went off to make their own.
And wow their friends.
(Who then made their own... you see where this is going, right?)
With all of this sharing and raving and wowing there was no way I wasn't going to blog about it. After doing a little research I determined that the recipe originated with the people at Trader Joe's. It's one of those recipes they make in the store and give out as a sample. I figured they wouldn't mind my sharing it given the fact that you will need to go to TJ's to buy the ingredients. (Seriously, get the car keys right now.)
Speaking of the ingredients, there they are pictured below.
Yup, that's it: a pack of refrigerated lentils, a container of Bruschetta sauce, and a container of crumbled Feta.
There's no cooking involved. (Heck, there's barely any thinking involved.)
Just open your lentils and dump them in a bowl.
Then add the Bruschetta...
Stir to combine...
Add Feta (to taste--you can use the whole container or less depending on how Feta-y you like things).
Combine the Feta with the other ingredients and you're done.
And the best part is that it is delicious.
It's like crack.
(But with more fiber!)
Which reminds me, you can serve it with any type of cracker you'd like. I've used pita chips, rosemary crisps... pretty much anything that gets the dip from the bowl into your mouth will work.
(You can even eat it straight out of the bowl with a fork... not that I've done that or anything. I've just heard people talk about it.)
Okay, so you can go to Trader Joe's now. But when you get back and try the dip you need to leave me a comment and let me know what you think.