Go Back
+ servings
A hand dipping a pretzel into a bowl of hummus made with a gluten-free lentil recipe.
4 from 5 votes

Lentil Hummus

A lentil hummus recipe that makes a wonderful appetizer or snack.  It is gluten free, dairy free, and vegan!

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mediterranean
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 16 servings
Calories 185 kcal


  • 2 ½ c. lentils cooked
  • 2 T. lemon juice
  • ¼ c. tahini
  • ¼ c. olive oil
  • 1 ½ t. cumin
  • 1 ¼ t. salt
  • ½ t. paprika
  • ¼ t. garlic powder
  • ¼ t. red pepper flakes
  • 2 T. water or reserved lentil liquid


  1. To cook the lentils, place ~1 cup uncooked lentils in a pot and cover by 1-2 inches with water. Heat pot to boiling and then reduce to simmer. Simmer for 30 minutes, or until lentils are tender.
  2. In the bowl of a food processor combine lemon juice and tahini. Process for 30 seconds. Add in olive oil and process for another 30 seconds.
  3. Add remaining ingredients and half of the 2 ½ c. of cooked lentils. Process for 1 minute.
  4. Add remaining lentils and 2 T. water or reserved liquid from cooking lentils. Process for 1-2 minutes or until hummus is completely smooth.
  5. Serve with chips or pretzels and enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Lentil Hummus
Amount Per Serving
Calories 185 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Sodium 3mg0%
Potassium 370mg11%
Carbohydrates 23g8%
Fiber 11g46%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 35IU1%
Vitamin C 1.8mg2%
Calcium 26mg3%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.