Lentil Bell Pepper Dip

By Friday, June 19, 2015

Party in your mouth!!!

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This recipe was a long, long time coming. It’s been on my “to make” and “to blog about” list for years. And now I’m super excited to share it with you on this happy Friday!

Lentil Bell Pepper Dip | thedomesticblonde.com

My friend Lauren brought this dip to a Christmas potluck in 2012. I can’t believe it was that long ago, but it was before both myself and our other friend were engaged, so it was definitely Christmas 2012. Anyway, I loved it, and so did everyone else. It’s the kind of dip people are devouring and at the same time asking “What am I eating? It’s delicious!”.

Lentil Bell Pepper Dip | thedomesticblonde.com

This is way healthier than digging into one of my cheese dips, and every bit as delicious. I love inventive ideas for using lentils – it reminds me of the Canadian Lentils Recipe Revelations Challenge I participated in last year. And of course this amazing Lentil & Spinach Soup!

And how colourful is this pic? The bell peppers make the ugly-looking lentils so pretty.

Lentil Bell Pepper Dip | thedomesticblonde.com

Be sure to make this for your next get-together… it will be a huge hit and will have everyone asking for the recipe!

And thanks to Lauren for the great recipe 🙂

Lentil Bell Pepper Dip

Ingredients

1 can (19 oz) lentils
½ red pepper, chopped
½ yellow pepper, chopped
3 green onions, sliced
1/2 cup dried currants, raisins, or craisins (I used craisins)
1/8 tsp sugar
Dressing:
1/3 cup olive oil
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1 tsp Dijon mustard
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp curry powder
1/8 tsp ground cloves
1 tsp lemon juice

Directions

Rinse and drain the lentils under cold water. Add to large bowl with peppers, green onions, craisins/currants/raisins and sugar. Mix well. In a small bowl, whisk together dressing ingredients. Pour over lentil mixture and stir to coat. Refrigerate for at least two hours before serving, so the liquid is absorbed. It’s awesome if you let it sit overnight, or for at least 4 hours. Serve with tortilla chips (Tostitos Scoops work best). Add more olive oil if needed.

Lentil Bell Pepper Dip | thedomesticblonde.com

2 Comments
  • Amanda | The Cinnamon Scrolls
    June 21, 2015

    This looks great! The colours in this dip are wonderful. I’m always searching for new and tasty lentil recipes as I’ve been trying to eat more legumes. I think I’d probably toss in a little cheese though. Just for good measure!

    • Julia Kent
      June 23, 2015

      You can NEVER add too much cheese 🙂 I like the way you think!

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