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Simple Lentil & Pumpkin Seed Dip

Author - Gena Hamshaw
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Yields: 2 cups (8 servings)


  • 1/3 cup shelled pumpkin seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 small clove garlic roughly chopped
  • 2 cups cooked brown or green lentils or 1 can, drained and rinsed
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup parsley loosely packed
  • 1/4 cup water or as needed
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste


  • Place the pumpkin seeds and salt into a food processor fitted with the S blade. Process the seeds until they're finely ground. Add the garlic, lentils, and lemon juice. Process until the mixture is thick and well combined, then start to drizzle in the water. Continue processing; as soon as the dip has the texture you want, you can stop adding water (and if it's still thicker than you'd like, add a few tablespoons more). I made mine the same texture as regular hummus.
  • Add the parsley to the processor and pulse until it's chopped and mixed into the mixture. Taste, and then add extra salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste. Serve on toast, with crackers, with raw veggies, in a wrap, or however you like!


Leftover dip will keep for up to 4-5 days in an airtight container in the fridge.