Red Lentil Dip Recipe

Today’s recipe is for a vegetarian red lentil dip. You can serve it as a dip with chips or vegetables and also serve it as a sandwich spread. Feel free to add more or omit some of the condiments.

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Red Lentil Dip Recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins
Oriental Red Lentil Dip Recipe
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Oriental
Servings: 4
Calories: 174 kcal
Author: Lyubomira L
  • 1 cup red lentils picked through and rinsed
  • 4 cups water
  • 1/2 chopped onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 4 tbsp tomato sauce
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • pinch of hot red pepper
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • dill for garnishing
  1. In a large sauce pan combine lentils, water , tomato sauce onion and garlic. Bring to a boil over medium heat.
  2. Cook lentils until they are tender and separated (15-20 minutes). Drain lentils if there is too much water left in the pan, but lentils appear cooked.
  3. Add cumin, hot red pepper, paprika, black pepper, salt and lemon juice. Transfer to a food blender or processor and blend until smooth and well combined.
  4. Check how it tastes and if you need to add more condiments. Let it cool down. Garnish with fresh dill and sesame seeds. Serve with pita chips or crackers.
Nutrition Facts
Red Lentil Dip Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 174
% Daily Value*
Sodium 676mg 28%
Potassium 499mg 14%
Total Carbohydrates 30g 10%
Dietary Fiber 14g 56%
Sugars 2g
Protein 12g 24%
Vitamin A 4.5%
Vitamin C 9%
Calcium 3.9%
Iron 21%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.