Healthy yellow lentils cook in under 15 minutes, so they make this pistachio-rich dip speedy to put together. Slideshow:  More Party Dips 

Eli Sussman
Max Sussman
June 2016


Recipe Summary

15 mins
35 mins
Makes 3 cups


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Instructions Checklist
  • Cook the lentils in a medium saucepan of boiling water until tender, 12 to 15 minutes. Drain well.

  • Meanwhile, in a large skillet, toast the pistachios over moderate heat, stirring, until deep golden, 4 to 5 minutes. Let cool completely.

  • In a food processor, pulse the pistachios with the garlic until the nuts are finely chopped. With the machine on, slowly drizzle in the olive oil, then drizzle in the water and lemon juice and puree until smooth. Add the coriander and lentils and pulse until smooth. Season the dip with salt. Scrape the dip into a bowl, stir in the parsley and serve with pita bread.

Make Ahead

The dip can be refrigerated for 2 days.