Green Lentil Hummus

Green Lentil Hummus

5 from 2 reviews

No chickpeas? No problem! You’ll fall in love with the savory flavor of this green lentil hummus.



  • 1 cup dried green lentils
  • 3 cups water or vegetable broth
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/4 cup olive oil, plus extra for drizzling
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin (optional)
  • Salt to taste


  1. Place the lentils and broth or water into a medium saucepan over high heat. Bring the liquid to a boil. Lower heat and simmer, uncovered, until the lentils are tender but not mushy, about 30 minutes.
  2. Drain the lentils in a colander and return them to the saucepan. Cool completely, about 20 minutes.
  3. Place the lentils, garlic, olive oil, tahini, lemon juice, cumin (if using), and salt into the bowl of a food processor fitted with an S-blade. Process until smooth, stopping to scrape down sides of bowl as needed.
  4. Transfer the finished hummus to a bowl and drizzle with olive oil. Serve with pita wedges, crackers or veggies for dipping.


Feel free to include your favorite hummus stir-in in place of, or along with the cumin.