Red Lentil and Rice Hummus

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This recipe features the same tahini sauce that I used a while back in a rice and lentil bowl. Make a big batch of the sauce now, and reserve the rest for a lentil bowl supper tomorrow night!

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup tahini
  • 2 minced garlic cloves
  • 1/2 cup fresh-squeezed lemon juice, divided
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup cooked red lentils
  • 1/2 cup cooked white rice
  1. In a food processor, combine the tahini, garlic, 1/4 cup lemon juice, cumin, and salt. Transfer 1/2 cup of the tahini mixture to a blender; reserve the remaining tahini sauce for another use.
  2. Add the red lentils, rice, and remaining 1/4 cup lemon juice to the blender with the tahini mixture, and process until smooth.

Try serving this with crackers or veggies – we particularly like this one with bell pepper strips! It also makes a great sandwich spread.

Note: Looking for another way to use up that leftover tahini sauce? Try this easy lunch idea: Spread a little sauce on a whole wheat tortilla. Place a little bit of cooked rice and cooked red lentils in the center of the tortilla, then top with mixed greens to taste. Roll up to serve.

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