Red Lentil Dip

What to do with the leftover lentils hanging around after you’ve made red lentil muffins?

Have no fear, Red Lentil Dip is here!

This is easy and tasty.  You can certainly tweak the recipe to fit your tastes (and spices in the cabinet).

It’s thinner than hummus (because it does not include tahini) but just as versatile. I’ve used this as a sandwich spread, dip for veggies, and even a dressing.

Red Lentil Dip

Ingredients
1 cup cooked red lentils
1 tsp olive oil
1 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp apple cider vinegar
2-3 Tablespoons of spice of your choice (I used Zatar)

Process
1.  Puree the red lentils in a food processor.
2.  Add in remaining ingredients and blend until combined.
3.  Taste to make sure there’s enough spice and flavor.
4.  Refrigerate to let the dip set and allow the flavors to take shape.
5.  Enjoy!

photo-75**Updated – please email me by end of day tomorrow (Thursday) if you’re interested in joining the February New Year New Gear exchange.  Pairings will be sent on Friday.**

iHerb

Have you heard of iHerb?  (Updated–Wordpress is being goofy and not letting me link to the site–it’s http://www.iherb.com)

This is an online e-tailer “providing the best overall value for natural products through e-simplicity”.  I first gave it a try last Spring after reading about it on a few blogs.  I was amazed at the variety of products available.  Especially the variety of options of brands I regularly buy in stores.  For example, Bob’s Red Mill–on iHerb I’ve been able to find cereal varieties that local stores don’t carry.  And the prices on things like protein powder, chia seeds, and other odd’s and end’s are better than in local stores.

The site also offers shipping and shopping discounts!  I also like the fact that a lot of products include reviews – it’s always good to read thumb’s up or down when thinking of trying something new.

I placed another order to load up on some Bob’s Red Mill basics–oat bran, red lentils, millet (a favorite add-in to granola and muffins), and my new favorite Bob’s Red Mill hot breakfast cereal–whole grain, apple, cinnamon & grains.  And a big tub of Garden of Life Super Seed–this is like chia seeds on steroids.  I add a scoop of this to my AM oatmeal or smoothie and I usually stay full until 12:30 or 1pm!

A new-to-me product that I ordered is Sun Warrior, Raw Protein Plant-Based, Warrior Blend.  I’m looking forward to trying it.

I ordered all of these goodies on my own, using my own $.  I can offer you a code to use if you’re a first-time iHerb customer.

You can use gift code QAB921 and you will receive $10 off your first order of $40 or more, or take $5 off orders less than $40.

Let me know if you give it a try!  Happy shopping–http://www.iherb.com

Have you tried any of the products I bought?  Have you shopped at iHerb?