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Good Luck Lentil Dip recipe

This Good Luck Lentil Dip is hearty, flavorful, and a delicious way to ring in the New Year - or to serve at any party along with chips, crackers, or baguette slices.
Course: Appetizer, dip
Servings: 10 -12
Author: Marlynn Schotland, Urban Bliss Life

Ingredients

  • 8 oz uncooked lentils
  • 5 or 6 roma tomatoes OR 1-1/2 cups cherry tomatoes diced
  • 8 large fresh basil leaves finely chopped
  • 1 large garlic clove finely minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 cup crumbled feta

Instructions

  • In a large stockpot, bring about 8 cups of water to a boil.
  • Rinse and drain your dry lentils in a colander, then add to the boiling water.
  • Cover the pot and lower heat to medium, allowing the lentils to cook until they are softened (but not mushy!), which takes about 20-25 minutes. Drain the cooked lentils into a large bowl and allow to cool slightly at room temperature, then refrigerate until chilled.
  • Meanwhile, in a separate large bowl, add diced tomatoes, basil leaves, and minced garlic.
  • Add the salt, pepper, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, lemon juice, lemon zest, and oregano. Stir gently with a wooden spoon so the flavors and ingredients blend well.
  • Remove the chilled lentils from the refrigerator and add to the bowl. Add the crumbled feta and gently stir again, until ingredients are evenly distributed throughout.
  • Refrigerate for at least an hour; you can make this the night before and refrigerate overnight.
  • Serve with crackers, tortilla chips, or baguette slices.

Notes

This can be made a day ahead and refrigerated overnight. Make at least one hour, preferably two hours, before your party so the flavors have time to blend beautifully together.