Orange Lentil Hummus

Orange Lentil Hummus
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Orange Lentil Hummus
Pereg Gourmet

Orange Lentil Hummus

Unlike other dried beans, lentils don’t have to be soaked overnight and cook quickly. Tahini, a ground sesame seed paste, is an essential hummus ingredient. This recipe comes from Pereg Gourmet.

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2
Servings
355
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup orange lentils, such as Pereg Gourmet, picked through and rinsed
  • 2 Cups water
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 Tablespoons tahini
  • ¼ Cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for garnish
  • 2–3 Tablespoons water, for desired consistency
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • ½ Teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 Teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ Teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Sweet paprika, for garnish
  • Pita bread and vegetables, for serving

Directions

Put the lentils in a 2-quart saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer uncovered until the lentils are tender, about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Strain and let cool.

Place the lentils in a food processor and add the garlic and tahini and pulse until combined. Then add the olive oil, water, lemon juice, cumin, salt, and pepper and blend until smooth.

Drizzle with olive oil and garnish with paprika. Serve with pita bread and raw vegetables.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
14g
20%
Sugar
1g
1%
Saturated Fat
2g
8%
Carbohydrate, by difference
53g
41%
Protein
9g
20%
Vitamin A, RAE
271µg
39%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
4mg
5%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
263mg
26%
Choline, total
9mg
2%
Copper, Cu
1mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
7g
28%
Fluoride, F
1µg
0%
Folate, total
115µg
29%
Iron, Fe
13mg
72%
Magnesium, Mg
80mg
25%
Manganese, Mn
2mg
100%
Niacin
8mg
57%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
336mg
48%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
10µg
18%
Sodium, Na
145mg
10%
Thiamin
1mg
91%
Water
262g
10%
Zinc, Zn
2mg
25%

Orange Shopping Tip

Buying fruits in season when they are at the peak of their freshness make for great tasting food and can save you money.

Orange Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.