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Trader Joe’s Lentil Dip

I couldn’t decide whether to call this a Lentil Dip? Or Lentil Salad. It’s both— so call this Trader Joe’s Lentil Dip what you like! Depending on whether you eat it with a fork or a chip. But it’s the EASIEST tastiest little combo, and the best thing to bring to a party or put out on an appetizer board.

The first time I had it was years ago, when my sister brought a bowl of it to a family party, after sampling the combo at Trader Joe’s! So we didn’t make this one up– but we do like to gobble it up. Ha. But of course I had to make a few small changes to make the macros as tight as could be.

Serve this lentil dip with crackers or pita chips. www.lillieeatsandtells.com

Making the Lentil Dip Extra Macro-Friendly

First, we added cucumber to stretch the volume without adding many macros at all. Using fat-free feta from Trader’s Joe’s makes this dip especially macro-friendly since it adds essentially JUST protein! But a reduced-fat version works great too… and if you’ve got plenty of room for fats, obviously any feta will be delicious. I love to use the package of pre-cooked lentils and pre-made bruschetta from Trader Joe’s, because EASE is the name of this game. But feel free to cook your own lentils according to package directions. And use any store-bought bruschetta, or make your own! This one has been calculated using the JAR from Trader Joe’s.

If you want to make this lentil dip more of a meal, it’s also delicious served on top of a bed of greens with fish or chicken… or tossed into any massive salad or pasta. But our favorite way to serve it is next to a pile of pita chips in a room full of good company.

For more ideas to include lentils in your meals, check out my Mediterranen Power Salad and my Copy Cat Cava Mediterranean Bowl. (You can sub the brown rice for lentils if you prefer.)

If you’re a Trader Joe’s fan, check out my Trader Joe’s favorites here.

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How to Make Your Lentil Dip

The prep is pretty minimal for this salad. Simply pull all the ingredients out of the fridge, dice your cucumber and chop your basil, and throw it all in a bowl. It’s that simple. Serve with pita chips, crackers, or over a bed of greens with chicken or fish. Enjoy! 

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What You’ll Need for Your Lentil Dip

  • 1 (17.6 oz) package of Trader Joe’s steamed lentils
  • 4 oz fat-free feta
  • 1 (12 oz) jar Trader Joe’s Bruschetta 
  • Cucumber
  • Balsamic vinegar 
  • Salt and pepper
  • Fresh basil
Trader Joe's special ingredients make this lentil salad quick to throw together and taste amazing. www.lillieeatsandtells.com

Here are a few of our favorite proteins to serve with this lentil dip when I want to serve it in a bowl as a meal:

I hope you enjoy this Trader Joe’s lentil dip! Follow me on Instagram @lillieeatsandtells for more macro-friendly recipes that are delicious and easy to make. 

Perfect for a snack with friends or a light dinner. www.lillieeatsandtells.com

Trader Joe’s Lentil Dip

Salad or Dip. You choose! But it’s fresh and light and SO easy and healthy.
5 from 2 votes
Author Lillie
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 186 kcal

Disclaimer: the grams I’ve listed manually after each ingredient are accurate for a single recipe, but they will not multiply if you choose the 2x or 3x option. Please make sure and multiply on your own!

Ingredients

  • 1 17.6 oz package of Trader Joe’s steamed lentils cups (500g)
  • 4 oz fat-free feta 112 g
  • 1 12 oz jar Trader Joe’s Bruschetta (340 g)
  • 1 large cucumber diced (320 g)
  • 2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar 30 g
  • Pinch of salt and pepper
  • 2 Tbsp fresh basil chopped

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients in a bowl and serve with pita chips, crackers, or over a bed of greens with chicken or fish! So easy and so addicting.

Notes

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Nutrition

Serving: 217gFiber: 6.7gCalories: 186kcalFat: 4.6gProtein: 12gCarbohydrates: 21g
Keywords dip, lentils, salad, trader joe’s

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  1. 5 stars
    Thank you for telling me where to find the lentils because this was DELICIOUS!!!
    Have you ever tried making it with the 14oz container of fresh bruschetta at Trader Joe’s? I haven’t tried the fresh/ chilled bruschetta but I might!
    I don’t count macros (wish I did) but I still love your recipes. Your taste in flavors is on point!

  2. 5 stars
    Made this as a quick snack to keep on hand and it’s delicious. Had it tonight as a side with a baked cod dish. So versatile. Your recipes are essential in my macro counting journey.