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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. That means they are 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, is a Lentil Hummus recipe, which is 

  • vegan
  • oil-free (I did add a drizzle of olive oil on top to make it pretty but it’s not necessary)
  • gluten-free
  • done in 5 minutes
  • super easy to make!
  • delicious with veggie sticks, crackers, or flatbread!
Lentil Hummus

How to make Lentil Hummus

The ingredients

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)
  • salt
  • water

The basic steps

lentils, garlic, tahini, lemon juice, salt in a blender
Step 1: Into a small blender or food processor, add lentils, garlic, salt, tahini, and lemon juice.
lentil hummus in blender
Step 2: Blend or pulse until it’s a creamy lentil dip. You might have to scrape down the sides. 
Lentil Hummus
Step 3: Spread the lentil hummus onto a plate. I added a drizzle of olive oil, a few more lentils, and fresh chopped parsley.

Health Tip

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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Lentil Hummus

Lentil Hummus

Bianca Haun | Elephantastic Vegan
Have you ever tried hummus with lentils instead of chickpeas? You should! Lentils are high in protein and fiber.
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Dip
Cuisine Vegan
Servings 2 people
Calories 400 kcal



  • 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

Optional Toppings

  • 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!


*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: 61gProtein: 27gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gSodium: 302mgPotassium: 972mgFiber: 30gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 45IUVitamin C: 8mgCalcium: 71mgIron: 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. ,