I just love it when dip becomes dinner, and that’s exactly what happens when you start with protein-packed split-peas & lentils, throw in nutrient-packed spinach, and lace it with garlic, lemon, cumin & turmeric. I adore legumes – especailly split-peas & lentils, and want to enjoy them in as many ways as possible – soups and salads have their time and place, so why not pulverize the works in a fully-loaded dip?
Alongside a pile of torn up pita bread or naan, a platter of crudités or even whole-grain tortilla chips – dinner is more than halfway there! This is especially perfect for barbecue season as anything from the grill like a platter of fall-off-the-bone ribs, grilled shrimp, chicken or a mess of burgers or brats become a spread to swoon over – my point? Packed with the all the right stuff – dip can be dinner any day of the week – talk about “one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind” – a big dipper 21st century-style! Try this with different legume combinations – Mother Nature has done the work for us, as all of them cook into a creamy dreamy base destined for dip.