Made with just two store bought ingredients, this Trader Joe's 2 Ingredient Lentil Bruschetta Dip is a quick and delicious hosting dip!
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We are a Trader Joe's obsessed family.
So many of their packaged products are wholesome and made with minimal ingredients.
Today I'm sharing with you how I combine two Trader Joe's products to create a delicious, flavorful, protein-packed dip that all your friends and family will love!
This Trader Joe's Lentil Bruschetta Dip makes for the perfect appetizer or side dish for a party or holiday meal.
It takes about 5 minutes to make and pairs beautifully with your favorite crackers or veggies.
Let me show you how to make it!
Ingredients for Lentil Bruschetta Dip
As the title suggests, this Trader Joe's Lentil Bruschetta Dip only requires two ingredients:
- Steamed Lentils
While I love getting these two items from Trader Joe's (see the photo above for the specific ingredients I purchase), you can always purchase cooked lentils and pre-made bruschetta from whatever grocery store you have access to!
The concept will still work and you'll end up with a delicious, hearty dip!
If you aren't vegan, you can also stir in some feta cheese.
That's actually how I originally discovered this dip. My friend had made it with feta cheese and I was curious if it would still taste good if I omitted the cheese to make it plant-based.
Yep, it's still delicious!
How to Make Lentil Bruschetta Dip
It's almost unbelievable how easy this dip is to make.
All you have to do is pour the cooked lentils into a bowl and pour in the bruschetta.
Stir everything well to combine and you're done!
If you are using a different brand of lentils or bruschetta, you may need to adjust the amount of lentils or bruschetta.
You also may want to taste the dip before serving and add extra salt and pepper if needed!
Best Ways to Serve Trader Joe's Lentil Dip
There are so many different ways to enjoy this lentil bruschetta dip from Trader Joe's.
I'll list out some of my favorite ways below:
- Serve it with homemade crackers or pretzels
- Serve it with veggies
- Use it as a toast topping
- Stir it into pasta with Vegan Parmesan for an easy flavorful meal
- Wrap it up in lettuce cups
- Serve it over rice with a drizzle of tahini
- Use it as a protein source for an Italian wrap with vegan mozzarella
- Use it as the base for pizza
There are so many ways to enjoy this 2 ingredient lentil dip, so I hope you guys give some of these ideas a try!
More Easy Trader Joe's Recipes
Because I don't live near a Trader Joe's, I sadly haven't been able to experiment with too many more simple recipes using their products.
However, one of my favorite salads is this 4 ingredient Trader Joe's Spicy Peanut Cruciferous Salad.
You guys. This salad is delicious!
Plus it's full of texture and flavor, which makes eating your veggies so enjoyable.
Let me know what other simple Trader Joe's meals you make!
Trader Joe's 2 Ingredient Lentil Bruschetta Dip
- Trader Joe's Steamed Lentils found in the refrigerated section
- Trader Joe's Jarred Bruschetta
- In a serving bowl, mix ½ of the steamed lentils and the entire jar of bruschetta together until combined.
- Store the remaining lentils in an airtight container in the fridge for later.
- Serve this dip with crackers!
Éva Hefty-Mallett says
Hi! haven't tried the recipe yet, but it sounds like just the thing I want to have on stand-by in the fridge. Your suggestions on how to use it are great. I am going to try making it from scratch, since we grow our own vegetables in the garden.
I have been following you for several months, and your dips, sauces and side dish recipes and suggestions for using them are very inspiring. I am more of a nibbler than a big meal eater, so having these easy and healthy sides on hand make me very happy. Thanks for all your great work.
Faith VanderMolen says
I hope you can try it out and that you enjoy it! Let me know how it turns out!
Stephanie Smith says
You only use half of the lentils with a whole jar of bruschetta? I am planning on making this for a party dip tomorrow. I planned to use all of the lentils to serve more people.
Faith VanderMolen says
That's how I normally do it because I like the ratio/flavor better, but you can use more lentils if you want! Or double the bruschetta 🙂
Florence Weinstein says
I first tasted this recipe at a Trader Joe’s in CA years ago. I had been making it (with the feta cheese) and taking the cheese out of my portion. Now I’ll just make it without the cheese! The TJ’s recipe had a squeeze of lemon juice at the end. It really makes the dip that much better. My very picky 5-year-old granddaughter loved this recipe when I made it for her.
Faith VanderMolen says
Oh thanks for sharing Florence! I'll add lemon juice next time for sure!
I recently finally made this simple dip and it is super delicious!! It doesn't look too appetizing, but it tastes soooo good!
I know, I so wish it looked more appetizing because it's so good! I'm glad you liked it Elizabeth!
Well! Trader Joe's is not even in the closest town (2 hours away) but I can make lentils in my slow cooker. Bruschetta though? Gonna be more than a couple of ingredients... looks like tomatoes, onions, what else?
I live in a beautiful remote area, but you guys are lucky to live near a Trader Joe's!
I'm sure a local grocery store would have a brand of jarred bruschetta...it doesn't have to be Trader Joe's! Otherwise, yes. You could use some canned chopped tomatoes and add in italian herbs, onions and maybe a touch of olive oil! that would be delish!
What a great idea! Why don't I ever think of these kind of things also? LOL this will be my next go to for sure.
I know, right!? My friend is a genius and I’m so glad she told me the simple recipe:) I hope you can give it a try Arlene!!
That's such a genius combination!!! I love that Trader Joe's bruschetta and adding lentils would make it so much more filling! YUM!
I know!! My friend is brilliant! And it really is the simplest, most delicious dip. Goes well with so many things!!