3 Ingredient Trader Joes Lentil Dip
You’re going to thank me after one bite of this totally addictive and delicious, 3 Ingredient Trader Joes Lentil Dip. It requires zero cooking, doubles as a salad, and it’s a staple in the Mountain Mama Kitchen!
A LOVE AFFAIR WITH TRADER JOES
My love of Trader Joes runs deep. I’m thrilled to have one only a 30 minute drive away. I have a few (much outdated) blog posts here and here of my favorite Trader Joes products that really needs updating. I will put it on my never ending “to do” list and get it posted soon. Even though I don’t go to Trader Joes all that regularly, I do try and make it there every month or so. Lately I’ve been obsessed with making this ridiculously easy 3 ingredient lentil dip and guess what? ALL THE INGREDIENTS ARE FROM TRADER JOES!
Did I mention this recipe only has three ingredients? And, that’s it’s not really a recipe because all you do is open, dump, stir, and serve. 🙂
-prepared bruschetta mix
LENTIL DIP OR SALAD
This recipe comes from my friend Eliza. She lives in California but spends a ton of time in Park City. A lot of years back (too many to remember) she drove to Utah and with her brought a Trader Joes haul. Eliza made this, though serving it as a salad, and I’ve been obsessed with it ever since. She follows this exact recipe, adding a bag of arugula just before serving. I prefer it as a dip over a salad though if I’m being honest.
Any excuse to eat tortilla chips, am I right?
I just think it holds up in the fridge better without the greens and if I want a salad, I’ll simply add a handful of spinach or arugula and scoop of bruschetta lentils! It takes under a minute to prepare, tastes better as it sits, and like the MacGyver of recipes, it doubles as a dip or a salad!
MAKING AHEAD AND SERVING
While you could eat this right away, I do think it’s best when it can sit in the fridge for at least a few hours before serving. It will last in the fridge for 3-4 days and can be served either cold or at room temperature. If you hadn’t already guessed, I like to serve this with tortilla chips though it’s great as a simple side dish to grilled veggies for an easy vegetarian supper, as a salad, or as a dip. With tortilla chips. 🙂
OTHER TRADER JOES RECIPES YOU MIGHT ENJOY
Here are some other recipes that use some of my favorite Trader Joes ingredients!
Recipe by Mountain Mama Cooks (by way of Eliza!) and photos by Deborah DeKoffPrint
The EASIEST and most delicious dip (or salad!) using Trader Joes ingredients!
- 1 (17 oz) package Steamed Lentils
- 1 (14 oz) container Fresh Bruschetta Sauce
- 6 oz crumbled feta cheese
- Dump everything into a bowl and stir. You can serve immediately though I think it tastes best if it can sit for an hour or so.
- Serve with tortilla chips!
*To make it as a salad, add a bag of washed arugula or spinach just before serving.