Lentil Hummus – 2 ways and Vegan!

23 Jan

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of cooked Puy lentils
  • 8-10 sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1/2 handful of basil leaves
  • 1-2 lemon juice
  • a dash of Tabasco

Method*

To cook the Puy Lentils, pour 1,5 cups of dry Puy Lentils in a large pan of cold salted water, add 1-2 sprigs of thyme and a bay leave then bring to a boil for 20 minutes until the lentils are thoroughly cooked.

Drain them under cold water and let them cool down.

Depending on the quality of your blender, you will have to roughly chop the basil and sun-dried tomatoes otherwise, they will not be finely processed. If you have a Thermomix, Vitamix or powerful blender, just use your ingredients the way they are.

In the jug of your blender, put the lentils, the sun-dried tomatoes, the basil leaves and the lemon juice. Depending on the texture you wish to obtain, blend it on medium to high speed until you get a coarse to fine hummus. Add a dash of Tabasco if you like it slightly hot.

Adjust the seasoning and pour it in a nice bowl. Serve it with vegetables crisps, carrot sticks, sliced pita, crostinis…..

Puy Lentil & Basil Hummus

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of cooked Puy lentils
  • a handful of coriander
  • 1 lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp of Tahine
  • 1 red chilli finely chopped

Method*

To cook the Puy Lentils, pour 1,5 cups of dry Puy Lentils in a large pan of cold salted water, add 1-2 sprigs of thyme and a bay leave then bring to a boil for 20 minutes until the lentils are thoroughly cooked.

Drain them under cold water and let them cool down.

Depending on the quality of your blender, you will have to roughly chop the coriander otherwise it will not be finely processed. If you have a Thermomix, Vitamix or powerful blender, just use your ingredients the way they are.

In the jug of your blender, put the lentils, the coriander, the Tahine and the lime juice. Depending on the texture you wish to obtain, blend it on medium to high speed until you get a coarse to fine hummus. Add a dash of Tabasco if you like it slightly hot.

Adjust the seasoning and pour it in a nice bowl. Serve it with vegetables crisps, carrot sticks, sliced pita, crostinis…..

Puy Lentil Coriander

* This is the basic and vegan recipe for the hummus but on that basis you can have lots of fun and get different textures. You can add pine nuts, goat’s cheese or feta, olive oil and olives to the basil and sun-dried tomato hummus for example. Same thing for the lime and coriander, for example, you can add Greek yogurt, toasted sesame seeds, preserved lemons to bring complexity to its taste.

Result

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