Red Lentil Hummus

jules (CC-BY)
  • 1 cup red lentils
  • Water 2 garlic cloves, peeled
  • Peel from 1/2 lemon, and zest from 1/2 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, plus more for 1 ½ tablespoons of tahini paste
  • Juice from 1/4 lemon
  • Salt
  • 2 pinches sumac
  1. In a medium saucepan, set over medium heat, combine the lentils, water, garlic cloves and peel from 1/2 lemon. Bring to a simmer and cover the pan. Cook for 15 to 20 minutes, until the water has evaporated and the lentils are thoroughly cook. (If a very small amount of residual water is in the lentils, that’s ok!) Remove the lemon peel and discard.
  2. To a blender or food processor, add the olive oil, lentils and softened garlic cloves, tahini paste, juice from 1 lemon and a few pinches of salt. Pulse until very smooth. Give it a taste and adjust the salt according to taste (I added a few more pinches).
  3. Transfer to a serving bowl. Drizzle with a teaspoon or two of olive oil and top with a few pinches of sumac. Serve with fresh vegetables or pitas.

Servings: 4

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Nutrition Information

Serving size: 1 serving
Percent daily values based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Nutrition information calculated from recipe ingredients.
Amount Per Serving
Calories 210.50
Calories From Fat (23%) 48.69
Calories From Protein (22%) 47.11
Calories From Carbs (54%) 114.70
Calories From Alcohol (0%) 0.00
% Daily Value
Total Fat 5.53g 9%
Saturated Fat 0.75g 4%
Monounsaturated Fat 3.82g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.73g
Trans Fatty Acids 0.00g
Cholesterol 0.00mg 0%
Sodium 44.05mg 2%
Potassium 446.26mg 13%
Carbohydrates 28.34g 9%
Dietary Fiber 14.77g 59%
Sugar 2.73g
Sugar Alcohols 0.00g
Net Carbohydrates 13.57g
Protein 13.59g 27%
Vitamin A 19.80IU 0%
Vitamin C 6.11mg 10%
Calcium 28.53mg 3%
Iron 4.40mg 24%
Vitamin E 0.89IU 9%
Thiamin 0.23mg 16%
Riboflavin 0.12mg 7%
Niacin 1.28mg 6%
Vitamin B6 0.28mg 14%
Folate 208.46µg 52%
Pantothenic Acid 0.90mg 9%
Phosphorus 220.53mg 22%
Magnesium 52.07mg 13%
Zinc 1.75mg 12%
Copper 0.42mg 21%
Manganese 0.71mg 36%
Selenium 4.16µg 6%
Alcohol 0.00g
Caffeine 0.00mg
Water 10.21g

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