Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Recipe Redux: Lentil Almond Dip

I love the creative themes that Recipe Redux has been coming up with. This month Nicole @Whole Health RD decided to Put the P(ea) in Potluck. Being a huge fan of all legumes I decided to try a twist on hummus, with the lentils and almonds I had on hand, winding up with....

Lentil Almond Dip
16 oz green lentils
1 cup raw almonds
5 garlic cloves
fresh thyme
2 T Mirin (sweet sake vinegar. can be omitted if you don't have on hand)
2 T Miso
2 T Apple Cider Vinegar
1/2 tsp Tamari soy sauce
Salt, pepper and cayenne pepper to taste.
  • Add lentils in 4 cups water, bring to a boil and then simmer for 20-30 minutes-until all liquid is absorbed.
  • While the lentils are simmering roast the raw almonds on a baking sheet for 5-10 minutes
  • Saute sliced garlic and fresh thyme until garlic begins to brown and your kitchen smells like heaven.
  • Once lentils and almonds cool down, add both to the food processer with Mirin, Miso, Vinegar, Soy Sauce and blend until the dip is the smooth texture of hummus.
  • Add sea salt, black pepper and cayenne pepper to taste
  • Serve with raw carrots and celery, crackers, chips or spread until bread.

Best brought to a holiday party or if you're like me a study party. Which is what my holidays are resembling

Want to see some more legume love? Check out what these other RDs whipped up!


Janel said...

Those lentils will give you brain power for your study sesh! Sending you holiday study love from your soon-to-be-home-again Boston!!!

Danielle Omar said...

Oh my, this looks good! I've had similar dips before...are't they addicting? Thanks for one more recipe for my collection!

carlenesfigments said...

I have never cooked with miso before-it seems like this would be the perfect time to try!

EA-The Spicy RD said...

Love your twist on hummus! I vowed over at The Professional Palate to eat more lentils in 2012...this recipe is definitely one I want to make! Love those Olive chips I spied in your photo too :-)

Kristen @ Swanky Dietitian said...

This looks amazing!
I love lentils so I am sure I would love this!
Such a fun combination of ingredients as well!

Dr Barb, the Nutrition Budgeteer said...

Never thought of combining lentils with almonds. Love this idea. Thanks for the pictures that show just how to do it.

Deanna @ Teaspoon of Spice said...

So creative! I'm intrigued by this recipe and why have I never thought to use lentils as a base for dip when I use other beans all the time? Thanks for the inspiration and the creativity you always bring to Redux :)

Emma said...

Such a clever dip. Definitely doing this.

Telebrands said...

Thanks for the lentil almond dip recipe. Thanks for the putting this twist on hummus.