Red Lentil Hummus

Meatless Monday

Red lentil Hummus is a different take on a classic snack dip. Perfect to bring to any party invite

A friend of mine gave me a bag of red lentils last weekend.  I love lentils but have cooked very little with them.  I’ve made a lentil soup before, but that’s about it.  Then I stumbled across a red lentil hummus recipe and said to myself, “I can make hummus, just what I was looking for”.  Traditionally hummus is made of garbanzo beans, but you can really use any creamy legume.  Let me tell you, I was not disappointed when I was done.

Don’t be afraid of the hummus, it really is super easy to make.  Mine only uses eight simple ingredients and a food processor.  Dump in your ingredients, pulse a few times and you are good to go!  Hummus for everyone!  It really is the perfect potluck appetizer. 

Red Lentil Hummus is to die for.

I served my red lentil hummus with naan, an indian bread made of flour, typically cooked in a clay oven, but you can serve it with any number of things.  Pita, chips, sliced carrots and celery, all make great dipping sticks for hummus. 

Red Lentil Hummus
A smooth, creamy, lemony dish to dip just about anything in.
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
20 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
20 min
1361 calories
132 g
0 g
75 g
55 g
11 g
856 g
4788 g
3 g
0 g
62 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1361
Calories from Fat 652
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 75g
Saturated Fat 11g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 15g
Monounsaturated Fat 47g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 4788mg
Total Carbohydrates 132g
Dietary Fiber 27g
Sugars 3g
Protein 55g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 2 cups water
  2. 1 cup died red lentils
  3. 2 garlic cloves
  4. 2 Tbsp tahini paste
  5. 4 Tbsp olive oil
  6. 1 lemon
  7. 2 tsp salt
  8. 1 tsp paprika
  9. 1/2 tsp ground pepper
  1. 1. Bring the water to boil in a pot. Add lentils and reduce heat to low. Simmer until all the water is absorbed, about 15 minutes.
  2. 2. Place lentils and the rest of the ingredients into the food processor. Pulse until smooth.
  3. 3. Spoon the hummus into a bowl and sprinkle more paprika on top.
  4. 4. Serve with bread, pita, naan, chips, vegetable sticks or use as a spread.
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 Red lentil Hummus is a different take on a classic snack dip. Perfect to bring to any party invite

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Diana Jeanne is a creative and crafty mom who has been actively involved with Punky Moms for the last decade. Even though she moved around a lot as a kid she still considers herself a native Californian. She currently lives in Orlando, FL with her teenage son, husband and two Great Danes. She may work an office job but keeps her individuality with her under layer of bleached hair, half sleeves and back tattoos under her cardigan sweaters.

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