This is one of those tried and true, too-easy-to-believe dips that’s more an assembly than a recipe. If you shop at Trader Joe’s, you’ve most likely seen these items but perhaps didn’t think to toss them together in a bowl for one of the most unusual dips you’ve ever tried.
If you’re a light eater, it’s perfect for dinner with your favorite cracker (I love Trader Joe’s pita crackers). And if your friends are vegetarians, they will love you for this fiber and protein packed dip. With the rustic flavor of the lentils, the hint of Italy in the bruschetta, the creaminess of the goat cheese and the freshness of the basil, chances are you’ll love it, too.
As much as I’d like to claim ownership of this tasty treat, this comes from my friend Skye, who patiently sat on the phone helping me find the ingredients at Trader Joe’s, even directing me to the right section of the refrigerator aisle. Is she a great friend or what?!
Lentil Bruschetta Dip
1 package steamed lentils
1 container bruschetta sauce
1 container crumbled goat cheese
1 handful basil leaves, chopped
2 boxes pita crackers
- Combine all ingredients but the crackers in a bowl.
- Serve with the pita crackers.
I’ve been making this for years and it’s always a crowd favorite. Although mine is even simpler: the lentils with the jarred bruschetta (on the pasta sauce shelf at TJ’s). (The jarred version is nice because you can keep it on hand along with the lentils and don’t have to worry about it going bad. Then you can whip it up if you need a last minute appetizer/meal.) That’s all. Although I do want to try this version b/c I loooove goat cheese. The lentil bruschetta is also great on tortilla chips.
You had me at goat cheese.. yum!!
Kim - Liv Life says
Obsessed!! I used the Mediterranean Feta. I’m totally addicted!!!