Lowfat Lentil Carrot Hummus {vg, gf}

Have you ever considered making hummus with lentils? If you haven’t noticed already, I love all things legumes with their only downside being a little hard on the ol’ stomach at times. Which is why lentils are great. i have mentioned before that lentils might be easier to digest for some and with their hearty, meaty flavour are a nice alternative to chick peas and other beans. With lots of garlic, carrots and red peppers and only very little fat coming from healthy tahini paste, this hummus is infinitely better for you and tastes – in my humble opinion – better than any store-bought hummus! It is also incredibly quick to make with ingredients you likely have in your pantry. I’d consider this an allround win.

This lowfat lentil carrot hummus has been tried and tested by friends and family. It never fails to hit the spot, so give it a go! Tasty with just the right amount of spice, much lower in fat than store-bought hummus and very filling. I doubt you’ll be in a hurry to buy hummus from the shop again! It is also vegan, gluten free, soy free, refined sugar free, and nut free – a great recipe to have in your repertoire for entertaining as you’ll tick most dietary requirements! Tip: Try it with my 5-minute vegan gluten free naan bread!

Lowfat Lentil Carrot Hummus
Lowfat Lentil Carrot Hummus
Lowfat Lentil and Carrot Hummus (pictured with falafel, naan bread and garlic sauce)

1 tin lentils, drained and rinsed
½ cup grated carrots
½ cup roasted red peppers (can be from the jar)
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tbsp dukkah (optional)
3 tsp souk spice mix or blend your own with a pinch each of black pepper, allspice, cumin, coriander, turmeric, cinnamon, paprika, cardamom, cayenne, and nutmeg
2 tsp lemon juice
2 tsp tahin (omit if you want to make it fat free)
pinch of salt

Just blitz everything in a high-powered blender and –

Enjoy!

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