Mediterranean Lentil Dip –

Mediterranean Lentil Dip

  By lentilsorg  ,   ,

October 31, 2016

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This is an easy to prepare dip that is ready in 20 minutes. Thanks to the tahini, dill, and Kalamata olives, it is also bursting with delicious Mediterranean flavour. Serve warm or at room temperature with pita bread and vegetables for a healthy snack or appetizer.

  • Prep: 10 Minutes
  • Cook: 10 Minutes
  • 10 Minutes

    10 Minutes

    20 Minutes

  • Yields: 4-6


  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Saute shallots and garlic for about 2-3 minutes, until fragrant and golden. Stir in the lentils, 1/3 cup (75 mL) water, lemon juice, and tahini. Season with salt and pepper. Cook for 2 minutes, turn heat to low and stir in dill, parsley, and maple syrup. Cook for another minute, stirring occasionally.
  2. Remove skillet from the heat and stir in the chopped Kalamata olives. Scrape the dip into a serving dish and top with crumbled Feta and drizzle with olive oil. Serve warm or at room temperature, with pita bread or crackers.


2 Tbsp (30 mL) olive oil

3 shallots, thinly sliced

2 garlic cloves, minced

2 cups (500 mL) cooked green lentils

3 Tbsp (45 mL) fresh lemon juice

3 Tbsp (45 mL) tahini

to taste, salt and pepper

3 Tbsp (45 mL) chopped fresh dill

3 Tbsp (45 mL) chopped fresh parsley

2 tsp (10 mL) maple syrup

1/3 cup (75 mL) chopped Kalamata olives

1/3 cup (75 mL) crumble Feta cheese

olive oil, for drizzling


Nutrition Facts

Serving Size2 Tbsp (30 mL)
Sodium170 mg
Potassium127 mg
Protein4 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sugar1 g
Total Fat5 g
Saturated Fat1 g
Total Carbohydrates9 g
Dietary Fiber2 g