Red Lentil Dip

Red Lentil Dip |

Spicy and tangy red lentil dip served with a red sauce, parsley and sumac.


  • 1 cup red lentils
  • ¼ cup rice
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 ½ cup water
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • salt to taste
  • half lemon, squeezed
  • Topping:
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ tablespoon pepper or tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon sumac, for each serving
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley, for each serving


  1. Put red lentils, rice, chopped onion and water in a pot. Cook over medium heat. Bring it to boil.
  2. Add salt and spices when it boils and cook until it is very soft and mushy.
  3. Start preparing its sauce for topping. Heat olive oil, add pepper paste into it and mix. It’s done in 30 seconds.
  4. Add lemon juice into the pot. Using a fork or a whisk, mash the lentils.
  5. Take some lentil dip on a plate. Top it with a little pepper paste sauce, parsley and sumac. Serve with extra lemon wedges and chips.

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