Hey, amigos from all around the world ! I have a super duper recipe for you today. It’s pretty simple, pretty delicious, great for parties, and super nutritious. Can you guess? Yup, it’s my vegan lentil hummus recipe !
Let’s dive in!
Hummus can’t be made with lentils ! What’s wrong with you
Yup that’s a real comment.
To be fair, Hummus in Arabic does mean chickpeas. Literally, it’s not like an abstract concept or understanding of it. It’s a literal translation. Hummus = Chickpeas.
It’s a middle eastern/Egyptian dip, and I don’t know if you are familiar with mediterranean people, but they don’t like their food to be messed with. I know, I am from Morocco.
However, I reject all those traditions when it comes to food, and I say, Yes it is Hummus, I may be moroccan but I am also North-American. And my adoptive country’s tradition is all about messing with other people’s traditions.
Therefore, I preset to you, Vegan Lentil HUMMUS.
Here is the thing. Hummus can be made with pretty much anything you want, and there are a ton of variety of legumes out there that will make a fine substitution. Depending on what you prefer of course. I have tried white kidney beans before, delicious.
Today however, I am going with lentils, for simple reasons:
- High in protein
- Super high in fibre
- One of the best sources of iron out there
- It makes a super creamy hummus
- It works so well with liquid smoke and gives it a taste of bacon. B-A-C-O-N
So there you have it.
I love this dip so much, for its taste and also for its versatility. If you add a little more chickpea flour to it, and switch the olive oil with melted vegan butter you end up with a pretty good vegan pate once it has chilled.
Think about it, a vegan pate that takes literally no time to make.
If you don’t like that idea, you can use it as a condiment, in your sandwiches, wraps, or pita sandwiches. It’ll immediately boost the fibre, protein and iron content of your meal.
You can also just stick to its original use. Dip dip dip.
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Creamy Vegan Lentil Hummus
- 1 15 oz can of black lentils
- 1/4 Tsp of liquid smoke
- 1 Tbsp of paprika
- 1/2 Tsp of turmeric
- 2 Tbsp of Nutritional Yeast
- Juice of half a lemon
- 2 Tbsp of Chickpea flour
- 1 Tbsp of olive oil
- Salt & Pepper to taste
- In a food processor, blend all of your ingredients until very smooth.
- Serve in a bowl with some pita crisps, nachos or spread on toast.
- Enjoy !
That’s it, you expected more steps ?
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