One of my all time favourite snacks is raw veggies dipped in delicious hummus. I often buy hummus in bulk at Costco or I make some at home. However, I came home one day and there was no hummus in the fridge nor chickpeas. I did have red lentils though; therefore, this is how this recipe was born!
Here are some highlights about red lentils…
They’re super cheap and they’re quick to cook!
Virtually fat free
An excellent source of fiber
High in protein
Contain lots of Vitamin B
Source of Iron
Lets get our red lentil on!
Red Lentil Hummus
Vegan, Gluten Free
2 cups water
1 cup dried red lentils
2-4 garlic cloves
2 tbsp tahini paste (sesame seed paste)
1/4 cup olive oil
Juice from 1 lemon
2 tsp salt (or garlic salt)
1/2 tsp pepper
1 tsp paprika
Bring two cups of water to a boil and then add the dried red lentils. Turn the heat down and simmer until all the water is absorbed (around 10-15min).
Place cooked lentils into a blender or food processor.
Add garlic, tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper and paprika.
Blend until smooth.
If it is too thick add some more olive oil, lemon juice, or water (depending on the type of flavour you desire).
Sprinkle paprika on top
Store in a mason jar in the fridge or serve and enjoy!
Serve this with sweet potato chips (divine!) and cut up veggies. It is a crowd pleaser.
Recipe adapted from: Jo Cooks Blog