Lee S. of Richmond, VA suggested a lentil recipe. I couldn't think of anything I had made with lentils other than soup. There had to be something else to do with lentils so I put on my thinking cap and got down to some research. I read about a split pea spread and found several lentil dips. After much comparison and figuring, I adapted this lentil dip to have a French flare. It's low in calories and fat as well as high in protein and fiber - a yummy snack that's good for you! It gets better with age so if you can let it chill over a night or two, it'll be even better. Bon appetit!
French Lentil Dip
Servings: 12 (Twelve) 1/2 cup servings
Time: 20 minutes active; 1 hr total plus chill time
Price: $8.00 total; ~$.60 per serving
Nutrition: (per 1/2 cup serving):
Saturated Fat: 0.14g
1 1/2 cup green lentils, rinsed and drained
1 medium onion, chopped
1 medium celery, chopped
1 medium carrot, chopped
1 tsp dried thyme or 2 tsp fresh thyme, chopped
3 cups vegetable stock
1/2 tsp ground allspice
1/2 tsp SnP
1 cup plain, low fat yogurt
1/4 cup parsley, chopped
Juice of one lemon
1. In a medium pot add lentils, onion, celery, carrot, thyme and stock. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Then reduce the heat to low and simmer, covered, for 30 minutes.
2. Remove lid, bring heat up to medium and add allspice and SnP. Cook 10 minutes to evaporate some the remaining liquid.
3. Remove from heat and puree with yogurt, parsley and lemon juice. Chill before serving.