Red Lentil Turmeric Hummus

PSA: if you love snacks, you NEED to make this. I just recently jumped onto the homemade hummus trend, and now I’m not sure why I ever bought hummus from the store ever. Standard hummus is made with chickpeas and tahini, but you really can make hummus with an type of legume. If you use canned chickpeas, it literally takes 5 minutes to whip up a batch of fresh hummus. My latest experimentation was a result of thinking I had chickpeas at home and then getting home from the grocery store and realizing I, in fact, did not. I scanned my cupboard for viable beans and quickly decided to try making a red lentil hummus. I cooked up a cup of my trader joe’s red lentils in 2 cups of water and then let them cool for about 20 minutes. Next I combined the lentils with tahini, turmeric, lemon, cayenne, and S + P in my food processor and Voila! You’re probably starting to realize I use turmeric in A LOT of things, but its just so tasty and does such great things for the body! If you love hummus you must make this ASAP; you’ll wish you would be made it sooner. If you’ve never had  hummus, now is a great day to try new things! This hummus pairs perfectly with sweet baby peppers and is a super easy snack to take with you on the go. I love whipping up a batch on Sundays and taking it as a work snack all week.

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Red Lentil Turmeric Hummus

What You Need:

  • 1 cup dried red lentils (then cooked according to package directions)
  • 1 tablespoon tahini
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • dash cayenne (to taste)

What to do:

  1. Cook red lentils according to package, then cool for at least 20 minutes
  2. In a food processor, combine lentils, tahini, lemon juice, and seasonings.
  3. adjust seasoning to taste
  4. Serve with raw veggies, crackers, or other snack of choice.
  5. Make another batch for meal prep, because you ate the entire first batch in one sitting.

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