Red Lentil Hummus Recipe
This is my second step after avocado hummus in leveling up hummus. I like everything that can be spread on bread, I like hummus, which is the ancestor of this business. I like to diversify hummus and put it in different forms. Like hummus, red lentil hummus goes very well with toast or crunchy biscuits.
If you are on a diet, you can think of it as a snack that will satisfy both your stomach and your appetite. Even if you are not on a diet, you can put it on a nice summer appetizer table as a different kind. In addition, you can serve chips, especially homemade chips, as a dip.
You can also use yellow lentils instead of red lentils. But green lentils will not look very appetizing, especially because of its not very pleasant color. Let's face it, although the taste is important, the thing that attracts us first is the image. Therefore, while preparing food, it is necessary to give importance to presentation as much as to taste, perhaps even more.
Think of it this way, for example. You pay a lot of money for the food you eat in luxury restaurants. Are you really paying this money for food? No way. You give it to the attendant who greets you at the door, to the waiter who speaks to you in the most polite tone, to the cloth napkin on the table, to the plates without scratches, to the sparkling glasses, to the chef who wipes a drop of tomato paste on the edge of the plate.
The thing that will make the food you cook at home look better and more delicious is your presentation. That's why it doesn't matter what the color of it is, don't go to the market with green lentils. If you want your soul to be satisfied with your stomach, spend the necessary money and time for food. Even if you don't need your soul to be satiated, don't go into challenging recipes anyway. If you're not going to savor it in every bite after spending so much time and effort, if you're going to eat it to be eaten, you'll be wasting your time and effort.
For example, we have a ritual of praising food while eating good food. This is so even if I cooked at home, even if we went to a good restaurant. In a way, we give the food its due. This ritual makes the meal even more delicious and enjoyable, sweeping away the stereotype that a meal cooked in two hours should be eaten in ten minutes. If you don't, give it a try. It will also increase your motivation to cook.
Enjoy the recipe...
- 1 cup of red lentils,
- 1 tablespoon of tahini,
- 2 cloves of garlic,
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil,
- 3 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice,
- 1/4 tsp of turmeric,
- Black pepper,
- Olive oil, pepper flakes and chopped parsley to garnish.
- Wash and drain the red lentil, take into a deep pot
- Add enough water to pass it over and boil it until softens,
- Drain the water and place the lentils in a deep bowl,
- Add tahini, mashed garlic, olive oil, lemon juice, turmeric, salt, pepper and cumin on it,
- Pulse the blender until you get a smooth consistency and take it to a service tray,
- Garnish with olive oil and any spices you like.