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Maddy Douglass

Knitter and lawyer in San Francisco. 

Loves coffee, crafting, culture, and cheese plates.

"Say what you mean, mean what you say." 

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Fork it Over: Lentil-Feta-Bruschetta dip

Are you guys ready for the easiest potluck recipe you'll ever find in your life? It involves the following steps: 1. Purchase ingredients. 2. Stir.

...If you can't handle that, then I just don't know how to help you.

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This lentil-bruschetta-feta dip is one of those dishes that sounds so odd, and yet works so well! The lentils add a bit of depth and heft, similar to a cheesy dip, but without making you feel weighed down afterwards. The bruschetta flavors the overall dish and adds a bit of freshness to the mix, while the feta just adds... well, feta. I don't know, I tried. It just tastes good, I'm not sure I can describe why. I normally don't even like feta!

Here's what you'll need:

- 1 packet Trader Joe's ready to eat Lentils - 1 bucket or jar of Bruschetta (I prefer the bucket with the smaller chunks of tomato but this is what my mother purchased at the store for me.) - 1 bucket feta cheese crumbles

Mix and consume with pita chips or crackers of your choice.

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This recipe was imparted upon me by a friend of a my friend's boyfriend, and I am so glad she attended the USC vs. UCLA game watching party so she could teach me how to...stir things together. I made it as my Thanksgiving appetizer contribution and it was a success with the relatives! They're so nice, they would probably eat rocks if I served them to them (and then only tease me a little bit about needing more salt), but I'm choosing to believe they genuinely thought these flavors worked together.

It's always nice to have that one recipe you probably wouldn't have thought of yourself, that is also incredibly easy to make, and easy to bring to any gathering, so here you are!

And hey, if you want to pretend you made it up, I won't squeal on you.

 

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