I’m not a big football fan, but when I can watch the sport while eating lots of food, watching fun commercials, and jamming out to a halftime show with Queen Bey, then you can count me in. It is so easy to mindlessly overeat while watching tv, which is why it’s really important to have healthy options within reach.
I’ve got you covered with this Lentil Taco Dip! It’s the perfect game day appetizer/snack and it tastes just like a meaty taco filling, but it’s packed with plant-based protein from lentils instead. And did I mention that it is super easy to make? Well let me show you…
Here’s what making this dip requires: While green lentils are cooking, you chop onion and garlic and add them to a pan with oil to cook until soft. When the lentils are finished (about 35 minutes), you mix everything in the same pan with Old El Paso™ 25% Less Sodium Taco Seasoning and Medium Salsa. You cook it all together for a few more minutes until everything is hot, and then top it with some greek yogurt and cilantro. That’s. It.
I easily found the taco seasoning and salsa in the ethnic foods aisle of my local Acme grocery store, so you shouldn’t have trouble finding the ingredients to make this recipe!
The dip is great served with tortilla chips, but you could also easily turn it into a full meal by using it as filling with warm tortillas.
What will you be noshing on while watching the game this Sunday?
- 1 cup green lentils, sorted and rinsed
- 2 cups water
- 1 purple onion, peeled and chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
- 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1 packet 25% Less Sodium Old El Paso Taco Seasoning
- 1 16 oz. jar of Old El Paso Medium Thick N' Chunky Salsa
- plain greek yogurt, optional to serve
- tortilla chips, to serve
- Add lentils and water to a saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover with a lid and simmer until tender and the liquid is mostly absorbed (35-40 minutes). Drain any remaining liquid and set aside.
- Add onion, garlic and olive oil to a skillet and cook on medium heat until soft. Add lentils and taco seasoning mix and stir to coat the vegetables with the mix.
- Cook until hot throughout. Serve with greek yogurt and chips.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Albertsons. The opinions and text are all mine.