7-Layer Lentil Dip

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Recipe posted by Palouse Brand on January 27, 2017

Whether it is football season, a picnic in the park, a family gathering or your favorite movie night at home, this healthy 7-layer dip replaces traditional bean dips, and brings it all together for more fun!

Our Healthy 7-Layer Lentil Dip gives our legumes a chance to “shine” and take the place of refried beans or hamburger, typical of taco dip recipes.  Our Non-GMO lentils bring tremendous health benefits and a load of protein because they have not been irradiated or processed in any way.  Simply said, they are ready to use right from the bag; all field debris is removed due to our non-invasive food and packaging processes.

So let’s talk about lentils a bit and why we love them. Lentils bring a wealth of healthy nutritional benefits such as the ability to improve and maintain heart health and can help you to lose weight in a healthy way because there is so little fat in them.  They also help fight blood sugar fluctuations that can lead to diabetes or low energy levels, and assist in improving digestive health.  It’s like, who wants to eat our taco dip recipe with no regrets?

Aside from their high supply of nutrients, there is another benefit of including protein-packed lentils in your diet on a regular basis   Lentils are extremely versatile and dirt cheap, that’s right, dirt cheap in comparison to purchasing meat.  A big batch of dry lentils costs only dollars, so they are a great, economical way to add that healthy source of essential minerals, protein and dietary fiber you desire to many types of meals without needing to purchase expensive cuts of meat.

It doesn’t matter where we serve this 7-layer dip it always disappears right away!  We are pretty certain our bean dip recipe will become a regular “go to” lentil recipe from your kitchen, just as it is from ours.

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prep_time 30 min
total_time 60 min
ingredients_number 10
servings_number 12
  • 2 cups prepared pardina lentils
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1(1 1/4 ounce) package taco seasoning
  • 3 tbsp. chopped cilantro
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup guacamole
  • 1 cup fresh chunky salsa
  • 1 cup lettuce
  • 1 cup Mexican blend cheese
  • 4 ounces sliced olives
  • 1 cup diced fresh tomatoes
  • 3 tbsp. chopped green onions


        1. In large saucepan bring water to a rolling boil and add lentils.  Reduce heat to simmer for approximately 45 minutes or until lentils are softened.  Drain water off lentils, return to stove, add olive oil and stir.  Add taco seasoning and stir together until well mixed.
        2. Place lentil mixture in a food processor and process until smooth, approximately 15-20 seconds.
        3. Using a 3-4 quart casserole, or similar dish or deep platter, layer remaining ingredients in order.  Top with olives, tomatoes and green onion.
        4. Time to serve up with tortilla or pita chips.

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