Healthy Lentil and Vegetable Hummus 

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Recipe inspired by Emily’s famous Dill Hummus.

This is a lighter and extra nutrient-dense version of the popular plant-based dip. Made without chickpeas, packed with fresh veggies and ready to enjoy in about 5 minutes!

Garbanzo beans or chickpeas that are traditionally used in a hummus recipe can be hard to digest for many people unless they are carefully sprouted. So for this reason, I decided to swap chickpeas for red lentils. Inspired by one of our community members recipe, I included tons of fresh veggies to the mix and it turned out great! This looks and tastes like traditional hummus, especially when garnished with herbs and a drizzle of high-quality olive oil. 

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Healthy Lentil and Vegetable Hummus 

Author: Active Vegetarian

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups cooked red lentils (about 1 cup dry)
  • zest from 1/2 organic lemon
  • juice from 1 lemon
  • 2 tbsp coconut aminos
  • 3 tbsp tahini
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 cup dill chopped
  • 1/2 cup apple finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup red bell pepper finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup cucumber finely chopped
  • Celtic sea salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
  • a splash of water if needed to blend easier

Optional:

  • other seasonal veggies
  • fresh herbs
  • chilli pepper

Instructions

  • Put all the ingredients except the apple, bell pepper, and cucumber into a food processor and blend. Once smooth, add the apple, bell pepper, and cucumber and pulse several times until well integrated.
  • Taste, adjust salt and pepper. Add any additions you like.
  • Place on a platter or bowl, drizzle with olive oil. Scatter with fresh herbs and veggies. Sprinkle with spices and enjoy!
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Looking for ways to include hummus in your recipes? Here are a few ideas: 

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Dedicated to your health & wellbeing, 

 

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