Lentil hummus is full of fiber and healthy protein. It can be spiced in many ways to your liking. A little salt, chili, lemon juice and parsley can go a long way. Serve with fresh bread from the farmer’s market, add some crisp and vitamin-rich greens and you have a yummy and healthy vegetarian feast!
Ingredients for 2 people:
1 ½ cups of green lentils
1 pinch of sea salt
¼ teaspoon cumin powder
¼ teaspoon chili powder
1 pinch black pepper to taste
2 garlic cloves
2 lemons – juiced
6 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
1/2 bunch parsley
Preparation for the hummus:
Bring 4 cups (1 quart) of water in a pot to boil and add 1 pinch of sea salt and the lentils. Cook for 20-30 minutes or until tender. With a strainer drain lentils and rinse with cold water, drain again and put into a bowl.
Add garlic cloves, cumin powder, salt, pepper, chili powder, lemon juice, parsley and extra virgin olive oil and puree with the hand blender until smooth. If hummus is too thick, add 1-6 tablespoons of water to make consistency to your liking. Transfer to the small bowl and garnish with fresh parsley and serve with bread and bowl of green salad.
Bon Appetit – Enjoy!
March 2nd 2016 by Eliane Baggenstos, farm2delish.
All photos copyright Eliane Baggenstos, farm2delish.