Easy 2 Ingredient Lentil and Cilantro Dip

First of all, this is not a sponsored post though it feels like it and perhaps I should pitch it to Trader Joe’s. πŸ™‚ Anyway, I do owe the recipe to the grocery store so it is but fair to give them full credit. We live fairly near a Trader Joe’s store so we naturally go there for some of our grocery needs. Oftentimes, they give out food samples for the customers to try and my kids are more than happy to indulge their little tummies and try some free food!

The other day while at Trader Joe’s, I saw my boy happily eating some blue corn chips with what looked like a strange-looking dip. I asked him what it was and he just mumbled what I thought was, “It’s good, Mommy.” Intrigued, I went and asked the lady for the samples she was handing out and even after just one bite of the chips overflowing with this funny-colored dip – I was blown-away! Wow, it was really good!

So, I didn’t hesitate to ask the lady what the recipe for this magical dip was! She happily told me that it was simply a combination of cooked lentils and cilantro dip dressing. I couldn’t believe it – just 2 ingredients to make such a wonderfully delicious dip with multi-faceted flavors! I gotta to try this!

And so I did and my kids and hubby tried and tested it and they all agree – it tasted exactly like the sample in the store – yummy!!!. These are the 2 main ingredients that make up this awesome dip! 

Make it for your family and friends and serve it as appetizers for your summer party! Don’t forget the chips!

Easy 2 Ingredient Lentil and Cilantro Dip

By: Manila Spoon

July 15, 2015

This 2 Ingredient Lentil and Cilantro Dip is a super-tasty and mega-easy recipe that everyone will love. Perfect for any gathering and your guests will love you for it! Promise!!!


  • 1 (17.6 oz) packet of Trader Joe’s Steamed Lentils
  • 1/2 a bottle of Trader Joe’s Cilantro Dressing


  1. Place the steamed lentils and the cilantro dressing in a food processor or a powerful blender. Process until smooth to your liking. I love mine with some texture so I don’t over mix. Now go get some chips and enjoy!

Yield: 20-24 Tablespoons

Prep Time: 5 Minutes

Cooking Time: 0 Minutes

Total Time: 5 Minutes

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Last updated on October 1st, 2019 at 08:42 am



    • July 16, 2015 / 3:40 pm

      Yes, indeed simplicity is beauty or very tasty as in this case! Thanks for stopping by. πŸ™‚

  1. July 16, 2015 / 7:15 am

    This looks like a great option for snacking and so easy to make. Great for parties too! Thanks for sharing.

    • July 16, 2015 / 3:44 pm

      Yes, a healthier way to snack, too Adriana – I won't feel so guilty giving these to my kids! Thanks.

    • July 16, 2015 / 3:45 pm

      You will certainly enjoy this Florian, that I am sure! Thanks for dropping by!

  2. July 16, 2015 / 1:11 pm

    I haven't seen the steamed lentils at Trader Joes. They are going on my list for next time we go. What a great product to have on hand. Then I can make this delicious dip too.

    • July 16, 2015 / 3:46 pm

      I do hope you try this Christie! This has truly become my favorite dip and definitely healthier, too. Thanks!

  3. July 17, 2015 / 2:09 am

    What a fantastic idea! Love a 2-ingredinet easy nibble to knock out for a party!

  4. July 17, 2015 / 2:05 pm

    What a delicious looking dip! I don't eat lentils nearly enough, but I bet I would gobble this whole thing down in a heartbeat πŸ™‚

    • July 18, 2015 / 1:27 am

      I certainly can do that as well if I don't exercise self-control!

  5. July 17, 2015 / 3:19 pm

    You son and I would be a terrible shopping duo at Trader Joe's – we'd both be so busy tasting that we wouldn't get through the store in an hour:) I love that store, especially their nuts and dried fruit. This looks like a quick and lovely dip, though I have to admit that I'll probably try it with homecooked lentils. Can't bear to pay TJs (or any store) for cooking my lentils for me.

    • July 18, 2015 / 1:26 am

      Oh, William would love to do just that and I think that's why he's always excited to go to TJs. πŸ™‚

  6. July 18, 2015 / 3:05 pm

    Love how easy and healthy this is! I'm notorious for taking the easy route with snack food, so this will be perfect for our next get together!

  7. July 20, 2015 / 9:47 am

    What a delicious combination! Great entertaining dish Abby! Pinned and shared!

  8. July 25, 2015 / 2:24 pm

    This dip looks so delicious!I love the combination of flavors

  9. Katie
    January 23, 2018 / 3:25 pm

    Just made this! So easy and delicious! Have you ever used this dip as part of a meal? With chicken or anything?

    • abigail
      January 23, 2018 / 4:40 pm

      I haven’t but now you’ve given me some ideas I need to try! So glad you liked it! Thank you for letting us know.

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