Golden Lentil Hummus Recipe

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There are many variations when it comes to hummus recipes. This naturally gluten-free golden lentil hummus is not your typical hummus recipe! It’s healthier, tastier and an excellent source of plant protein!

This lentil hummus is effortless, delicious and a healthy recipe! 

lentil hummus recipe details,

Start with roasting the bell peppers. To do this, heat the oven to 400 Fahrenheit. To get that tasty roasted flavour, you need a high temperature to roast the peppers.

Once the peppers have that delicious roasted flavour, all the ingredients are added to a food processor. Process everything together until you reach the consistency you like.

 

golden lentil hummus in a bowl with toppings

 

You can adjust the texture or flavour by adding more olive oil or fresh lemon juice.

How to serve lentil hummus?

Hummus is a healthy dip that you can serve with fresh veggies, corn chips, or gluten-free crackers. The lentil dip makes an excellent vegan addition to any party platter.

Another way to enjoy the lentil hummus is as a snack on gluten-free toast or as a spread in sandwiches filled with fresh veggies. My favourite way is to slather it all over a slice or gluten-free artisan bread!

This hearty and tasty lentil hummus is a high protein, high fiber healthy dip for when you need that energy boost or satisfy hunger craving. I often drizzle hummus with sesame oil or heart healthy olive oil and slices of jalapeno peppers for added deliciousness!

 

dry golden lentils

 

Lentils are a great source of plant-based protein rich in B vitamins, iron, magnesium, potassium, and zinc.

 

Ingredients

  • 1 large red bell pepper, halved and deseeded
  • 1 3/4 cups cooked yellow (golden) 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
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    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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