This appetizer came from the friendly lady at Trader Joe’s. I was hosting our usual facial night in conjunction with my pre-birthday celebration and wanted a Mediterranean style theme. Trader Joe’s is usually my go-to store for cheeses since it’s right down the street and they have a good selection. The sample food for the day were these tasty lentil appetizers which automatically caught my eye. I love lentils, feta and bruschetta and have never thought to combine them. It’s an appetizer bursting with flavor and one you cannot go wrong with!
- 2 cups lentils (Trader Joe’s, frozen section)
- 1 cup bruschetta (if using Trader Joe’s brand use the whole container)
- 1/4 – 1/2 cup feta, crumbled
- 2-3 basil leaves, finely sliced
- Crostini or crackers for topping
The lentils should be thawed, break them apart so they’re lose. Mix the first three ingredients in a bowl. Top your crostini or crackers with a spoonful of the mixture and sprinkle with basil. Yes, it’s that easy! No cooking and you end up with a delicious and creative appetizer.
Tasty Additions: Aside from the lentil appetizer, I put together a cheese and meat board and another with fruit, pita, hummus, olives, dark chocolate covered almonds and dried apricots. I added a splash of olive oil and seasoned feta to the hummus for an added kick of flavor. I also marinated the olives in a citrus olive oil for an additional layer of flavor.