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 a different take on a classic snack dip. This vegan snack is perfect to bring to any party invite. Healthy snack for any time of day.

 

Red Lentil Hummus

A smooth, creamy, lemony dish to dip just about anything in.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins

Ingredients

  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup died red lentils
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 Tbsp tahini paste
  • 4 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lemon
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp ground pepper

Instructions

  • 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. Place lentils and the rest of the ingredients into the food processor. Pulse until smooth.
  • 3. Spoon the hummus into a bowl and sprinkle more paprika on top.
  • 4. Serve with bread, pita, naan, chips, vegetable sticks or use as a spread.
 Red lentil Hummus is a different take on a classic snack dip. This vegan snack is perfect to bring to any party invite. Healthy snack for any time of day.

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. Make your own hummus at home, takes no time at all!

About Diana 75 Articles
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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