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Orange Lentil Hummus

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
484
Calories Per Serving

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
Servings2
Calories Per Serving484
Total Fat13g20%
Sugar2gN/A
Saturated2g9%
Protein28g56%
Carbs68g23%
Vitamin A3µgN/A
Vitamin B60.6mg30.9%
Vitamin C11mg19%
Vitamin E0.6mg2.9%
Vitamin K5µg7%
Calcium153mg15%
Fiber13g51%
Folate (food)485µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)485µg100%
Iron9mg49%
Magnesium73mg18%
Monounsaturated5gN/A
Niacin (B3)4mg19%
Phosphorus446mg64%
Polyunsaturated6gN/A
Potassium789mg23%
Riboflavin (B2)0.3mg18.7%
Sodium915mg38%
Thiamin (B1)1mg75%
Zinc4mg29%