Updated Jul 24, 2019Chatelaine
1. Combine water, lentils and turmeric in a medium saucepan, preferably non-stick. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low. Cover and cook until tender, about 15 min. Let cool completely, about 40 min.
2. Whirl garlic and salt in a food processor, scraping down side as needed. Add lentil mixture and oil to food processor. Whirl until very smooth, then season with pepper and stir in chopped mint. Transfer to a serving dish.
3. Garnish with more olive oil and sprinkle with mint leaves. Serve at room temperature. (Dip will thicken as it cools.)
Cool completely, then refrigerate up to 2 days. Bring to room temperature. Just before serving, stir in water, 1 tbsp at a time, until smooth.