Lentils can be a little bland, but here is the perfect recipe to spice them up into a completely new dish. It can work as an appetizer, a snack after classes, or a side dish for any of your meals. Even better though, it is healthy and takes about five minutes to make. With just one quick stop at Trader Joe's, you can create a quick and easy dish that will leave you coming back for more.

Lentils and Bruschetta

  • Prep Time:5 mins
  • Cook Time:3 mins
  • Total Time:8 mins
  • Servings:4
  • Easy


  • Trader Joe's steamed lentils 17.6 ounces
  • 1 tub Trader Joe's fresh bruschetta sauce 14.5 ounces
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  • Step 1

    Take the bag of lentils out of the box and prick holes in the bag with a knife. Put in the microwave for 2-3 minutes.

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  • Step 2

    Take the hot lentils out of the microwave and put them into a large bowl.

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  • Step 3

    Add the bruschetta sauce to the bowl of lentils.

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  • Step 4

    Mix with a spoon, until all the lentils have been covered in the sauce.

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  • Step 5

    Serve with chips, crackers, or on top of a salad.

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Bring this recipe home to show your parents what you have learned at college. Healthy eating is a healthy life.