Lentil and Parsley Dip

This has been the longest two weeks ever.

Lentil and Parsley Dip

Here’s how it went….

Classes started again last week, there were lots of early mornings, and appointments trying to get my schedule right.

The frustration I have had with this school and their administrative staff is…just unbelievable.

Lentil and Parsley Dip

Anyway, it turns out the site was down all last week as well without my notice, because I was so busy (my bad guys).

I had checked my traffic and thought, this looks weird, maybe it’s just a post holiday lull? But there was an issue, which (finally) has been fixed and hopefully won’t come up again!

Lentil and Parsley Dip

I am really, really ready for my weekend now. So here’s a simple, easy recipe to help you wile away the day in your pajamas. Like me.

I asked for this cookbook for Christmas, and have been drooling over it ever since.

I knew I had to make something this week and since I didn’t have much time this one was perfect.

Donna’s Lentil and Parsley dip is fresh and vibrant. Like that first scent of spring.

It’s just what we need after all that rich and sweet holiday food.

And, I mean, there is no way this isn’t super healthy so we can all feel free to indulge! If I hypothetically dug into this by myself for lunch and it disappeared, well I don’t even need to feel guilty, do I?

Lentil and Parsley Dip

Recipe slightly adapted from Fresh and Light by Donna Hay.

Lentil and Parsley Dip
Author: Stephanie
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Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • I cup of dry green lentils
  • 2 tablespoons of peanut butter
  • 4 tablespoons of lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon of water
  • 1 chili pepper of your choice, depending on how much heat you like!
  • 1 cup of parsely
  • A couple dashes of salt and pepper, to taste
Instructions
  1. To start add lentils to a pot and cover with about 2 inches of water. Bring to a boil, then lower to a simmer and cook for 20-25 minutes.
  2. Once done, drain them if necessary. Let cool slightly (we want them warm, not hot).
  3. In a food processor add warm lentils, peanut butter, lemon juice, water, a chopped chili pepper (seeds removed), parsley, and two dashes of salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Pulse in the food processor until combined, and it resembles a smooth dip.
  5. Serve warm with crackers, pita, or bread.
  6. Enjoy!

 

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