Lentil Bruschetta Appetizer

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!

Lentil app

INGREDIENTS:

  • 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

DIRECTIONS:

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.

Cheese board  Cheeseboard

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