08 April 2012

[Recipe Quickie] Lentil Layer Dip

lentil layer dip

It's official, the filling for my Lentil-Veggie Tacos makes for rockin' leftovers!  

After eating tacos for a record three days in a row [worth it!] I decided that it would be very un-bloggerly of me if I didn't explore other options with the dish.  I also promise to stop making up words.  Un-bloggerly?  Really?  Can't take me anywhere.

Lentil Layer Dip
Layer 1  refried beans
Layer 2  Mrs. Renfros green salsa [or salsa verde]
Layer 3  Lentil-Veggie Taco filling [recipe]
Layer 4  grated cheese
Layer 5  diced jalapenos and chopped green onion

and if you have it -- top with creamy greek yogurt and a dollop of guacamole... and fresh tomatoes!  or olives!  or.... wow I really need to go grocery shopping =)

Though it defeats the purpose of calling it a dip, slathering this concoction on a tortilla and making a crispy quesadilla is also another brilliant option.  I may or may not have had a lentil-veggie quesadilla for breakfast  last Wednesday.  Boot camp made me do it.

See?  Now you have another reason to make these bad boys:

What are you waiting for!?
[if your answer is for me to come over and make them FOR you then bribery is surely in order!]

Happy Easter!!!!!

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  1. Yum looks really good... Not a big fan of tex mex but this dip looks good!

    Joyce @

  2. Um, you NEED to ship me some of this, because I don't have a stove to make the lentils!! :P  Any genius ideas, my veggie-guru??? ;)

  3. P.S. Kidding about the shipping part.  Knowing how nice you are, you'd probably attempt it.  And that could just get messy! ;)

  4. Three cheers for dip. Mexican dip is one of my favorites and I LOVE Mrs. Renfros.  The habenero is so hot! I found some in Target the other day and thought I had died and gone to heaven.

  5. This is a great use of yummy leftovers! It sounds wonderful!

  6. WOAH. I want this in my kitchen. On my plate. Then in my mouth.

    Heck, let's just skip to that last step.

    Jenn, you are so amazing!

  7. That's what I 'll eat for the next 3 days! I think Greek yogurt is something that should definitely be in, matching with lentils and all.

  8. Wine and Dine with UsMonday, April 09, 2012

    I love Mrs. Renfros! Check out my chicken enchilida casserole - I use almost  a whole jar in there!
    http://wineanddinewithus.wordpress.com/2012/03/29/chicken-enchilada-casserole/ Pam

  9. Yummy!! I need to start using lentils more as a meat substitute. I mostly use it for Indian cooking and soups, but I've seen things like dips, sloppy joes, burgers, etc made with it! I need to try this dip ASAP!

  10. Kaitlin @ TheGardenGrazerMonday, April 09, 2012

    Ohhh yum!!!! No such thing as too many lentils - very nice work with re-purposing the taco leftovers :) Love it!

  11. Repurposed leftovers - a winner! =)

  12. Oh I want to come to a party at your place where you serve this dip! But seriously, I love the idea of a LENTIL layer dip. Yummy!

  13. You my friend are breaking down food barriers and building up delicious snacks...lentils in taco dip...who would have thought? It looks so good, it must be. There is no reason for it not to be...I can't wait to try it.

  14. What kind of bribery are we talking?  I can bake the pants off of just about anything.

    I thought about you this weekend.  I was in Asheville and one of the restaurants had chop chop on the menu...probably not as good as yours :)

    Have a happy Monday Jenn!

  15. I hope you don't stop making up words!!!  I love people's words.  :)  These look amazing, thanks for sharing the mouthwatering photos.

  16. Delicious vegetarian recipe - I posted this to all my Twitter followers!

  17. haha nothing beats my chop chop ;) [wow i'm an egomaniac eh?] but yay you were thinking of me!!!! <3 How have you been love? Hope you have a fabulous weekend in store for ya!