Bell Pepper and Mint Lentil Hummus

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Raise your hand if you had a fab brunch on Easter. Keep it up if you drank bottomless mimosas. And keep it up a little longer if you had avocado toast as part of your menu. And how many of you took the day off yesterday? Well, I did all of that. And created a new avocado toast that is going to blow your minds. But more on that later. It’s exhausting hosting a brunch. There’s all that prep, then the actual entertaining portion, and don’t even get me starting on the clean up. So I allowed myself a little personal health day yesterday. But now we’re back in the game and I’m excited for today’s recipe!

Bell Pepper and Mint Lentil Hummus

Also. Side note. What do you guys think of the new What’s Gaby Cooking design?! It’s responsive which means that if you look at it on your cell phone, tablets, or computers, it will adjust to fit the screen! We are still working out  a few kinks here and there – but I’m excited to hear what you guys think! Oh, and another thing… if you’re still using Internet Explorer 8 or lower, it’s time to upgrade. Everything gets a bit wonky on that internet server and I’d highly suggest making the move to Google Chrome, Firefox or Safari. I’m a fan of Chrome. It’s the best. Okay, let’s get back to the food. We can talk more nerdy web design stuff later. I’m making a crafty little video for you guys to show you around.

It’s Tuesday. Blah. And I am ready for a little somethin’ somethin’  that’s light and refreshing. Enter Bell Pepper and Mint Lentil Hummus. I know, mint in hummus? Kinda crazy right? No. It’s perfection. Also – I made this with lentils rather than chickpeas so not only does this hummus have less calories and less fat, but it has more protein, potassium and fiber! Which is exactly what I’m looking for. I made a big batch of this so Thomas could take a bit to work for snacks on a daily basis too. Because I’m a good wife. Or maybe because we just found out that he has super high cholesterol (even though he is in shape, works out daily, eats a healthy diet and has like less than 9% body fat) and I’ve taken it on as a personal challenge to get his cholesterol down to a normal number without the help of any meds. It’s gotta be genetic right?

Either way, it’s helpful for us to have healthy snacks like this on hand to munch on when you need a little pick-me-up around 3:00 in the afternoon. Or if you’re anything like me and sometimes like to substitute hummus for lunch. Especially this one, because it’s one of the best hummus’ (hummuses? hummi’s? what’s the plural of hummus?) I’ve ever made.

So hop to it and try some hummus with lentils and mint. It’s going to make you a lentil hummus convert in a snap!

Bell Pepper and Mint Lentil Hummus

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Ingredients

  • 14 oz cooked lentils
  • 1 roasted red bell pepper
  • 3 tablespoons feta cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped mint leaves
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic peeled
  • 2 teaspoons red pepper flakes
  • Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper to taste.

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients in a large food processor and pulse until smooth. Season with salt and pepper as needed and serve with pita chips, celery or carrot sticks.
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22 comments

  1. Kevin @ Closet Cooking

    I like the sound of a lentil hummus and the hit of mint would certainly make it nice and fresh!

  2. Marian (Sweetopia)

    Gaby, this looks scrumptious! 🙂 I’m loving the redesign too!

  3. Dana @ Conscious Kitchen Blog

    Love the new look. So clean and easy to read. Recipe looks delicious!

  4. Michelle Collins

    I <3 lentil hummus. I love the addition of mint here, too!

  5. kim t

    Hi Gaby. Looks good. Will try soon.I just made your cheesey guacamole for lunch.So good!!!!!!! Can’t wait for the cookbook.

  6. Amy @ What Jew Wanna Eat

    I’m obsessed with hummus- this is a fun twist! Love the redesign too!

  7. Marie @ Little Kitchie

    My husband has the same thing – he has a super healthy lifestyle in every way, but has high cholesterol! I love the idea of sending a healthy snack like this along to work! Lentil hummus sounds so good – definitely going to try!

  8. Kiran @ KiranTarun.com

    Yummy and I LOVE the new design, Gaby! So fun 🙂

  9. Aimee @ Simple Bites

    I do love the new design. That top photo just pops!

  10. Monika

    Love the design. I get to see everything on my phone now!
    I love this recipe. Can’t wait to use some of my lentils!

  11. Julie @ Table for Two

    I love the new design!!! I’m a nerd (huge one) and the responsive design is my favorite part! Great job with it girl 🙂 Love the colors!! Everything just pops and screams at ya!! xoxox

  12. carrian

    I love that it’s responsive! I totally need to do that. I’m just too tired. haha

  13. Mommypage

    Yum! That is a good idea to add lentils to the dip – that adds great protein to the dish. Thank you for the recipe!

  14. Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts

    I am in love with hummus lately, what a great flavor!! Can’t wait to hear about these avocado toasts!

  15. ashley – baker by nature

    Well I know what my mint and red lentils will be getting up to today…!

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