Red Lentil Hummus without Tahini

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Red Lentil hummus without tahini is one of my new favourite dips. Also it is so easy to make and everyone is goig to love it!

I must be honest with you guys I am probably very addicted to hummus. My family and I love every version of it! Also I can enjoy a good plate of hummus any time of the day. And saying from experience there is nothig better than making hummus at home!

The main ingredient for hummus is usually chickpeas/garbanzo beans. However if you ever made hummus from dried chickpeas you must know it is a very long and time consuming process. You need to choose a good type of beans, then soak overnight. And only then boil for at least one hour to have a creamy hummus.

Check my homemade perfect chickpea hummus recipe here…

Red Lentils

I have discovered a new solution for quicker and quite same results it is red lentils!. It is small, skinless round legumes which are very similar in nutritional value, characteristics and behavior to chickpeas. Their small size gives them two huge advantages: they need no soaking and require a very short cooking time to completely soften.

In other words: red lentils enable you to enjoy a plate of homemade, fresh hummus, in under 30 minutes from start to finish.

Moreover, their flavor profile is extremely similar, so most folks will not be able to tell the difference!

Red lentil hummus

I really enjoyed making this red lentil hummus without tahini. It was so fast and the result was so creamy, I even left tahini out of the recipe and surprisingly it was so creamy and delicous. It is a great way to reduce calories if you’re on a diet and it tastes really really good. Just throw all the ingredients to the food processor and you are sorted for snacks!

Also it is perfect for sharing and great for parties. If you have people coming over and you need to make a snack quick it is the best recipe for you!

How to enjoy hummus?

Serve hummus in a bowl and top with olive oil and your favouritte spices such as zaatar, paprika, chili or sumac.

You can eather eat as a spread in sandwiches or wraps. Or enjoy with some crackers or vegetable sticks such as carrots, cucumber and so on.

I’m sure you’ll find a way to enjoy this hummus. I still haven’t met a person who does not like hummus!

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Red lentil hummus without tahini

Red lentil hummus is the best and easiest version of homemade hummus. Very perfect for sharing and parties, or just enjoy on it's own.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Snack
Servings 4


  • 1 cup red lentils
  • 2 cups water
  • ½ lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2-3 tbsp olive oil
  • parsley to garnish
  • paprika to garnish


  • Place the lentils in a fine sieve and thoroughly rinse under cold water. Drain. 
  • Place the lentils in a medium size saucepan. Add the water and bring to a boil.
  • Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, for about15 minutes, until the lentils are completely tender, if the lentils appear to dry, add some more water and stir. 
  • Drain the lentils and rince with cold water.
  • Add lentils and the rest of the ingredient to a food processor or blender and blend it until you get smooth hummus.
  • Garnish with olive oil, paprika and parsley and enjoy!
Keyword dip, gluten-free, healthy, hummus

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    12th February 2023 at 1:21 am

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    12th June 2023 at 12:51 am

    The recipe states 1/2 lemon juice. Is it 1/2 tsp or tbsp or even cup? Sounds amazing. Can’t wait to try it!

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