Golden Lentil Hummus

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There are many variations when it comes to hummus recipes. This golden lentil hummus is a combination of yellow lentils and white beans, dried apricots, lemon, roasted bell pepper, tahini, olive oil and spices. It’s very easy to make, very tasty and healthy. Making this a convenient high protein gluten-free snack especially with gluten-free chips or fresh veggies.

Ingredients

  • 1 large red bell pepper, halved and deseeded
  • 1 3/4 cups cooked yellow lentils, if using canned drain and rinse
  • 1 3/4 cups cooked white beans, if using canned drain and rinse
  • 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice and zest of 1 lemon
  • 5 dried apricots, chopped and soaked in hot water for 15 minutes and then drained
  • 1 - 2 jalapeno peppers, seeds and stem removed
  • 2 shallots, quartered
  • 1 Tbsp. Fresh minced garlic
  • 3 tsp. GF ground cumin
  • 2 tsp. GF paprika
  • 1 tsp. Pure sea salt or to taste
  • 1/2 tsp. GF ground black pepper
  • Optional toppings; sunflower seeds, sesame oil, paprika, chopped jalapeño, roasted red pepper
  • Instructions

  • Place bell pepper cut side down on a baking sheet and roast at 400 F for 15 minutes
  • Place roasted pepper and remaining ingredients in a food processor and process until you reach desired texture. Taste and adjust salt if needed
  • To serve, top with various toppings


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