This last week I took this lentil bruschetta to a few parties- each time nervous that people would look at it and run away (let’s face it these lentils are not the most beautiful creatures on Earth…) but instead I received the opposite reaction! Everyone LOVED it. I received so many comments and even texts asking for the recipe afterwards. SO so happy this was a major hit. I have every confidence that when you make this you will love it and everyone you share it with will love it too!!!
It’s made up of fresh ingredients and lentils. You cannot go wrong with FRESH ingredients. Loads of tomatoes, basil, garlic, feta and lentils marinated in all these ingredients makes your mouth wanna explode.
How to make homemade lentil bruschetta
First, I buy the pre-steamed lentils from Trader Joes, if you don’t have a TJ’s near you you can always make your own before hand. They come in 1lb bags. for a large party you can use the entire bag. I typically use 1/2 a pound. Separate these babies by giving them a quick rinse and prepare the bruschetta.
Rough chop about 4-5 of your best tomatoes, lots of basil leaves, olive oil and spices. You can do this in a blender, and pulse until its your desired chunkiness. I personally love to use my vidalia onion chopper! Its amazing.
For extra flair add avocado and feta cheese! For me these are my favorite and a must have!
Chop your avocado, and mix all ingredients together. Serve over warm toasted bread, a nice crunchy baguette, your favorite fancy crackers or eat it by the spoonful.
This bruschetta is very filling, lean and healthy I often eat just it for lunch with whole grain crackers and walk away feeling so satisfied. Store it in an air tight container for up to a week!
This bruschetta is very filling, lean and healthy I often eat just it for lunch with whole grain crackers and walk away feeling so satisfied. Store it in an air tight container for up to a week.
Major hit at parties or even a party of one lunch.
- 1/2 lb steamed lentils
- 1 TBS Olive Oil
- 4-5 diced tomatoes
- 10 basil leaves
- 1 garlic cloves
- 1 tsp salt
- a few grinds of fresh pepper
- 1/2 tsp oregano leaves
- 1 avocado diced
- 2 green onions chopped
dice tomatoes, basil, onion very small. Mince garlic and add in spices.
Rise lentils and mix with tomatoes and spices.
- Add Avocado and feta stir gently till combined.
Allow bruschetta to set and flavors merry at least one hour before serving. Serve with crackers, baguette, or tortilla chips!
*If you do not have fresh tomatoes you can opt for a quality brand of canned diced tomatoes. Use TWO cans to sub for the right amount of tomatoes it calls for.