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Lentil Hummus

Lentil Hummus – Have you ever tried hummus with lentils instead of chickpeas? You should! Lentils are high in protein and fiber. Super good for you and your body!

Lentil Hummus

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, a Lentil Hummus recipe, which is 

  • vegan
  • oil-free
  • gluten-free
  • done in 5 minutes
  • super easy to make!
  • delicious with veggie sticks, crackers, bread!

How to make Lentil Hummus

The ingredients

You will need: 

  • canned, brown lentils
  • lemon juice
  • tahini (sesame paste)
  • salt
  • water

The basic steps

Lentil Hummus

Step 1: Add all the ingredients in a small blender or food processor. 

Lentil Hummus

Step 2: Blend or pulse until it’s a creamy lentil dip. You might have to scrape down the sides. 

Lentil Hummus

A thing I’ve learned in my education as a vegan nutritionist, that I’m working on right now, 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 made healthy crackers with whole wheat flour, flax seeds, and pumpkin seeds. I will share the recipe for these next week!

More Hummus Recipes for you

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Lentil Hummus

Lentil Hummus

Bianca Haun | Elephantastic Vegan
Lentil Hummus - Have you ever tried hummus with lentils instead of chickpeas? You should! Lentils are high in protein and fiber.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Dip
Cuisine Vegan
Servings 2 people
Calories 400 kcal


  • 1 cup brown lentils canned, rinsed and drained
  • 3 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 4 teaspoons tahini
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  • 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!


*If you're using a regular sized blender or food processor, you might have to double the ingredients so that the knives can process the ingredients into a smooth dip. I've bought a blender with a smaller container to make small-batch sauces and dips.


Calories: 400kcalCarbohydrates: 60gProtein: 27gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 302mgPotassium: 963mgFiber: 30gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 37IUVitamin C: 8mgCalcium: 68mgIron: 8mg
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Recipe Rating


Thursday 30th of January 2020

Hi, this recipe looks amazing. If I don’t have tahini, what else can I substitute?


Friday 31st of January 2020

Hi, I love hummus and have never used lentils,great idea! Hi Carmen, I always make my own tahini ,just grind some toasted sesame seeds and mix with a little olive oil until you get the consistency you want.Im going to try this as well.

Patrice Ebel

Wednesday 29th of January 2020

I liked the lentil idea but this recipe is far too bland for my taste. I added roasted garlic, chili powder, cumin, roasted sweet red peppers and a dash of cayenne. That’s how I make it with chick peas too. Give it a try, you might like it. People that didn’t like hummus liked this recipe. ,