Tested till perfect Best Ever Lentil Hummus
Lentil Hummus
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Best Ever Lentil Hummus

This smooth, creamy spread is as wonderful on sandwiches as it is as a dip for crackers or pita wedges. If you like a smoky edge, add a pinch of smoked paprika along with the cayenne pepper.

By The Test Kitchen

Source: Online-exclusive recipe

Recipe4 out of 5 based on 8 ratings.
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  • Prep time 30 minutes
  • Total time 30 minutes
  • Portion size 1 cup


  • 3/4 cup 3/4cupdried green lentils
  • 2 2cloves garlic
  • 2 tbsp 2tbsplemon juice
  • 1 tbsp 1tbsptahinitahini
  • 1 tbsp 1tbspextra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 pinch 1pincheach salt and pepper
  • 1 pinch 1pinchcayenne pepper


In large saucepan of boiling water, cook lentils until tender, about 25 minutes. Drain.

In food processor, puree together lentils, garlic, lemon juice, tahini, oil, salt, pepper and cayenne pepper until smooth.

Nutritional Information Per 1 tbsp: about

cal 44 pro 3g total fat 2g sat. fat 0
carb 6g dietary fibre 1g sugar 1g chol 0mg
sodium 2mg potassium 104mg %RDI: 0 calcium 1
iron 7 vit C 2 folate 22
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