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Smoked Red Lentil Hummus

Good food first! Red lentils are one of those good, no great foods, rich in protein and fibre among other nutrients. It was one of the foods I rediscovered during the Ten Day Fibre Challenge back in July. It’s now a food I eat on a regular basis.


Move over chickpea hummus. Smoked red lentil hummus is quick, easy to make, and delicious! Blend it all together in a food processor and add more water if you want a thinner consistency. Then, enjoy it with cut vegetables, crackers, wraps, sandwiches or power bowls. The choice is yours!


GLUTEN-FREE | DAIRY-FREE | PLANT-BASED | VEGETARIAN | VEGAN


Smoked Red Lentil Hummus

Author: Jen - A Naturally Nu Foodie Recipe


Prep Time: 5 to 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 to 25 minutes

Total Time: 25 to 35 minutes

Number of Servings: 4 to 6

Ingredients:


1 cup (250 mL) red lentils

2 tbsp (30 mL) lemon juice

1 tbsp (15 mL) water

2 tbsp (30 mL) avocado oil

¼ cup (60 mL) tahini

½ tsp (2 mL) roasted garlic powder

½ tsp (2 mL) cumin

¼ tsp (1 mL) to ½ tsp (2 mL) smoked paprika

¼ tsp (1 mL) lemon pepper (optional)

¼ tsp (1 mL) salt

Additional water (if needed to thin hummus texture)


Method:


  1. Prepare lentils. Option #1: In a medium pot, boil water and add lentils. Reduce to low-medium heat and simmer, covered until soft, approximately fifteen minutes. Allow lentils to cool. Option #2: Open and drain a can of lentils into a colander and rinse well with water. Pat dry and portion out one cup (250 mL) into a small bowl.

  2. In a food processor, combine lentils with lemon juice, water, avocado oil, tahini, roasted garlic powder, cumin, smoked paprika, lemon pepper (if using) and salt. Blend until smooth and add a tablespoon (15 mL) water to thin the hummus if needed.

  3. Serve with cut vegetables like red peppers, tortilla chips or gluten-free crackers.


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