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Petite Crimson Lentil Hummus

Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mediterranean
Keyword appetizer, hummus, lentils
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 2 cups
Calories 794 kcal


  • 12 ounces crimson lentils 12 ounces petite crimson lentils
  • 4 tablespoons lemon juice 4 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 garlic cloves 3 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 2 ounces tahini 2 ounces tahini
  • 1 teaspoon salt 1-2 teaspoons salt
  • 3 tablspoons olive oil 3 tablespoons olive oil


  1. Cook lentils in salted boiling water for 5 minutes or until tender. They will split and open. Drain and place in a small food processor.

  2. In the food processor add to the lentils: lemon, garlic, tahini and cumin and blend well.  

  3. Taste and add salt gradually and blend well. 

  4. Add the olive oil and taste as you go along to insure proper seasoning. 

Nutrition Facts
Petite Crimson Lentil Hummus
Amount Per Serving
Calories 794 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Sodium 1183mg51%
Potassium 1803mg52%
Carbohydrates 111g37%
Fiber 53g221%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 49g98%
Vitamin A 65IU1%
Vitamin C 21.7mg26%
Calcium 143mg14%
Iron 14.1mg78%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.