Lentil Hummus – Have you ever tried hummus with lentils instead of chickpeas? You should! Lentils are high in protein and fiber. That means they are good for you and your body!
Ever since watching Dr. Greger’s video talking about legumes and how lentils are the most nutrient-packed ones, I’ve been on a mission to incorporate more lentils into my diet. And it’s working really well. I will share some of my favorite lentil recipes on the blog, of course!
First up, is a Lentil Hummus recipe, which is
- oil-free (I did add a drizzle of olive oil on top to make it pretty but it’s not necessary)
- done in 5 minutes
- super easy to make!
- delicious with veggie sticks, crackers, or flatbread!
How to make Lentil Hummus
You will need:
- brown lentils – rinsed and drained – I use canned lentils but you can also cook up your own lentils
- lemon juice (lime juice would also work)
- a tiny garlic clove – I don’t like my hummus too garlic-y but feel free to add as much as you like!
- tahini (sesame paste)
The basic steps
A thing I’ve learned in my education as a vegan nutritionist is that we should combine different sources of plant-based protein such as legumes & grains. And to complement this lentil hummus in the best possible way, I’ve created these healthy crackers with whole wheat flour, flax seeds, and pumpkin seeds. Check it out! :)
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I hope you will enjoy this Lentil Hummus as much as I do! Let me know if you give it a try!
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- 1 cup brown lentils canned, rinsed and drained
- 1 tiny garlic clove peeled
- 4 teaspoons tahini
- 3 teaspoons lemon juice
- 1/3 cup water + more if you need to
- 1/4 teaspoon salt + more to taste
- 1/2 teaspoon olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon parsley chopped
- a few more lentils
- Add all the ingredients in a small blender* or food processor.
- Blend/pulse until the lentil dip is creamy. You might have to scrape down the sides. Add more salt, lemon juice to taste. Enjoy!