Red Lentil Dip

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Lentils are a powerful source of protein which is needed to build muscle and burn fat. This is a quick and flavorful way of serving lentils since red lentils do not need as long to cook as other varieties do. Red and orange colored foods are known to promote heart health and boost immunity.

    Amy Riolo: Hi, I am Chef Amy Riolo with Harris Teeter and today we are making Red Lentil Dip.

    To begin, we'll need red lentils, vegetable stock, water, tomato paste, garlic cloves, ground pepper, dried ground coriander, pita bread, plain non fat yogurt, cilantro.

    To begin, we have to combine our ingredients in the sauce pan. And the first thing I am going to add is my cup of red lentils, which I've sorted and rinsed. Then I am going to add about a tablespoon of ground coriander.

    Now we'll add the tomato paste and now we will add about a cup of vegetable stock, and a cup of water. Turn the mixture on to high. Stir everything together to incorporate it and I'll add in my garlic.

    So now the mixture is boiling. So I am going to turn my heat down to low and then we'll go ahead and let this simmer for anywhere from 10 to 20 minutes just until the liquid is absorbed and the lentils have expanded and are soft.

    So the red lentil dip has finished cooking. So I am going to transfer it to my serving bowl and then right in the middle I'm going to give a nice dollop of our plain yogurt.

    Then I am going to take some cilantro, just put that there and then we will be able to serve it with our pita. So here is the red lentil dip. Enjoy.