Hot & Smokey Lentil Hummus

Hot & Smokey Lentil Hummus

Incredible, edible HUMMUS! Who doesn’t absolutely love hummus?! Not too many that I can think of! We are always looking for new variations on this staple and this Hot & Smokey Lentil Hummus is out of this world!

Lentils are a terrific source of protein. They are small but mighty. Thankfully they are also SO versatile- soups, pates,  “meatballs”… I could go on and on. AND…. they are incredibly creamy when pulsed into a hummus!

The lentils give this Hot & Smokey Hummus a less dense and slightly a lighter consistency that traditional Chickpea hummus. It almost feels light and airy in your mouth.

But then you have the BIG FLAVOR of the chipotles and liquid smoke. The puréed lentils soak up all of the amazing spicy and smokey flavor. It only takes a tiny drop of the liquid smoke to add that deep robust smokey flavor- Yum!

I would also highly recommend cooking your lentils in an Instant Pot if you have one. It speeds up the process immensely! Lentils only take 2 minutes in an Instant Pot! You can learn more about this amazing kitchen utensil HERE.

However, if you don’t have one yet, they can also be made on the stovetop. We made them this way for picture purposes. The recipe will just take a little longer but still SO WORTH IT!

If you are looking for a new twist on traditional hummus, I highly recommend this Hot & Smokey Lentil Hummus. It will win over your senses with its intense smokiness and sharp chipotle bite. All-in-all, delicious and super healthy- a winning combo in our book! Enjoy!


Hot & Smokey Lentil Hummus
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Recipe type: Appetizer
Serves: 4 servings
  • 1 Cup Dry Red Lentils
  • 3 Tbsp Tahini
  • 1 Lemon (Juiced)
  • 1 Clove Fresh Garlic
  • ¼ tsp Salt
  • ¼ tsp Black Pepper
  • ½ tsp Ground Cumin
  • 3-4 Chipotle Peppers in Adobo Sauce
  • 1 Drop Liquid Smoke
  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
  1. Cook the lentils as per the directions on the package.
  2. Place the cooked, drained lentils into a blender with the rest of the ingredients.
  3. Blend until very smooth.
  4. If the hummus is too dry you can gradually add a small amount of vegetable stock while you blend it until it reaches the perfect creamy consistency.



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However if hot & Smokey doesn’t float your boat, check out these other hummus recipes…

lemon artichoke
kalamata Olive
grilled hummus
dessert hummus

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