Sunday, March 18, 2012

Puy Lentil Hummus

Hello :) I'm really enjoying my days, when I'm not at uni! On Friday morning, I walked up to my local deli for brunch. I had a coffee and a buttery puff pastry tart with passata, semi-dried tomatoes, ricotta, and fresh herbs. One of the owners makes his own puff pastry & it was oh so yummy and surprisingly light too. Lentils, semi-dried tomatoes and a loaf of rye bread were also purchased...for a lentil hummus I had in mind :)

Puy Lentil Hummus (adapted from Vegetarian, Alice Hart)
175g Puy lentils, rinsed and drained
4 semi-dried tomatoes
2 tablespoons chopped parsley
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 garlic clove
How to-
Cover the lentils with 500mL cold water in a saucepan and bring to the boil. Simmer gently for about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally until the liquid has been absorbed. Transfer to a blender and add the garlic clove, the semi-dried tomatoes and a drizzle of their oil, parsley and lemon juice. Blend to a rough puree, adding a little water if necessary and season to taste with salt and pepper.

Although I prefer when recipes use measurements in cups, rather than grams, it can be nice weighing out the ingredients on a scale :)
Puy Lentil Hummus on rye with avocado and semi-dried tomatoes 

I must admit, I was expecting something a little more vibrant and richer in colour as the photo from the cookbook illustrates. But the flavour is definitely there, with the sweetness from the tomatoes and kick from the lemon and garlic. I think of this more as a lentil spread. 

And what to do with lots of lentil spread? Whip up some lentil patties of course! They held together nicely in the pan too. Yummo!

Hannah x


  1. What a great idea to make patties! Im going to try that. :)

    1. Yay, it's nice when leftovers = another yum recipe :)

  2. I love the idea of a lentil hummus! I've so been into hummus lately. yum!! but yeah, you're right - not so vibrant in colour ;) next to that avocado, though, it looks amazing!! :)
    Heidi xo

    1. thanks! Hummus is fab, easiest snack with vegetable sticks for uni & so filling :)

  3. Wow, that's funny to see that you eat, halfway around the world, the same lentils than us in France ! I'm glad you appreciate them :)

  4. It must be because I'm French, I love lentils and they are so good for you. I've never heard of lentils hummus but it looks pretty good!