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Spicy Lentil Bread Dip

November 17, 2014 / by Liz

Main - Lentil Bread Dip

I made this dip last Friday as a pre-dinner snack, and it was super yummy! The original recipe came from Martha Stewart, and I didn’t change much at all. It was quick and easy, and I’ll definitely be making it again. Here’s the recipe I used:


1 ¼ cups lentils
1 3/4 cups vegetable broth
1 cup water
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 1/4 teaspoons cumin seeds
1 ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
2 tomatoes, seeded and diced
handful of fresh mint leaves, chopped
salt to taste


Combine the lentils, broth, water, and tumeric in a medium sauce pan, and bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce to a simmer, and cook until lentils are tender (15 to 20 minutes).

1 - Boil Lentils

Meanwhile, place the butter, garlic, cumin seeds, and red pepper flakes in a small saucepan, and fry for a few minutes until fragrant.

2 - Fry Spices

When the lentils are cooked, add the garlic/spice mixture to the lentils, as well as the tomatoes, mint, and salt. Stir to combine.

3 - Add Tomatoes + Mint

4 - Combine

Serve immediately, or heat before serving.

Final - Lentil Bread Dip

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One thought on “Spicy Lentil Bread Dip

  1. Mama says:

    Looks yummy – maybe we will make it as an appetizer for Dad’s birthday:)

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