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Red-Lentil Hummus

Serve Red-Lentil Hummus with toasted pita bread, or your favorite veggies for a tasty party appetizer.

Health DECEMBER 2012

  • Yield: Makes: 3 cups (serving size: 2 tbsp)
  • Cook time:25 Minutes
  • Prep time:5 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup red lentils, rinsed
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt, plus more for finishing
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 1/2 garlic clove, smashed
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon red-wine vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon coriander
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil for drizzling
  • Pinch sweet paprika
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons minced parsley
  • Greek yogurt, optional

Preparation

1. Place lentils in a 2-quart pot; cover with 2 cups water. Boil, then reduce heat and simmer until tender (about 20 minutes).

2. Combine lentils, salt, tahini, garlic, olive oil, lemon juice, vinegar, and coriander in a food processor and blend until smooth.

3. To serve: Spoon hummus into a shallow bowl. Drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle with paprika and parsley. Top with Greek yogurt if desired.

Note:

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 64
  • Fat: 3.8g
  • Saturated fat: 0.5g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 2.1g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.8g
  • Protein: 3g
  • Carbohydrate: 5g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Sodium: 50mg
  • Calcium: 8mg
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