Monday, March 21, 2016

Red Lentil Hummus

Ok I'll admit this isn't the most appetizing looking dip I have made, but I swear it's real good.
Hummus is a great healthy snack.  I love greek food!
And tahini, have you had tahini?!  SO good!
I did a restaurant review way back, maybe my first review on a place called Mediterranean Cruise Cafe, they have the best Greek food!
I have a funny story about leftovers and this place, my aunt and cousin were bringing home leftovers from this place, my poor aunt accidently dropped her leftover box in the back of my truck. So sad cause there is always so much leftovers, they feed you well there!
Then the next morning after a night of partying my couisin was going to have her leftovers for breakfast, dumped her whole box of food on my kitchen floor!
Oh these poor girls :(
Seems as though I am babbling at this point, I guess my point was Med Cruise Cafe has awesome hummus!

So here is a variation on hummus, Red Lentil Hummus.  Hope you like it.

What you need:
1 Cup red lentils
5 cloves garlic
3 Tablespoons tahini
The juice of 1 lemon
1/3 Cup Olive oil
1 Teaspoon salt
1/4 Teaspoon pepper
1 Teaspoon paprika

How to make it:
Cook the lentils according to package.
Boil 2 cups of water and in 1 cup of lentils, boil for 10-15 minutes.
Add all ingredients to food processor
Place in serving dish, sprinkle with paprika and if desired more olive oil
I like to serve mine chilled but straight out of the food processor is just fine!
Now you have nice healthy snack.

Serve with whatever you like to eat hummus with, vegetables, pita chips, crackers, bagel chips!


I adapted this recipe from Jo Cooks

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