Black Lentil Dip

Author Notes: Turning a guilty pleasure into something healthy and equally as satisfying.Jenn Whaley Hillier

Serves: 4


  • 1 cup cooked black lentils (over cook your lentils. you want these entirely mushy)
  • juice from 1 lime
  • 2 pinches kosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 5 tablespoons room temperature water
  • assorted vegetables for serving
In This Recipe


  1. Grind cooked lentils in your food processor
  2. Add lime juice. Add a pinch of salt, garlic powder, and onion powder. Grind to blend
  3. Add olive oil a little at a time, along with water, grinding as you incorporate. Make sure you watch the consistency. You want a dip-like consistency... not too runny nor too dry!
  4. Continue to add olive oil and water until desired consistency
  5. Season to taste with kosher salt and pepper
  6. Serve with a variety of crunchy vegetables

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