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When it comes to dips, hummus comes to mind as a popular favourite. However, did you know you can swap the chickpeas in hummus with lentils? Lentils are a pantry staple, and are high in fibre, with research showing that they have more fibre than chickpeas or other beans. The next time you’re looking for the perfect accompaniment to your veggies, try this delicious lentil dip!
2 cups cooked green lentils (this is about ½ cup dried)
½ cup water, or more as needed
¼ cup tahini
2 tbsp lemon juice
2 small cloves of garlic, minced or crushed
½ tsp sea salt, or to taste
In a food processor or blender, combine the tahini, water and lemon juice. Blend until the mixture is smooth.
Add the cooked lentils, garlic and salt, then process again until smooth and creamy. Taste and adjust seasonings if needed.
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