Cumin Spiced Lentil Hummus with Chives & Chiles

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Hey everybody! I hope you might be all having fun with a stupendous vacation weekend. This recipe is a brand new one created utilizing lentils from GRAIN, grown by my finest good friend and enterprise associate’s dad Bob Wallace in Tyner, Saskatchewan. I merely needed to share it right here as it’s a beautiful contemporary tackle everybody’s favorite dip. As soon as once more, it’s evident that I’ve struggled to submit frequently right here (not less than I didn’t go the one month mark!), however please keep tuned as summer season is right here, full with extra time to create, play, and join.

These previous months have been jammed with common work in the course of the week, and weekends crammed with time spent selling our GRAIN product line in grocery shops. It’s been superb – connecting with customers and speaking about what I’m most captivated with as of late – connecting customers and farmers and constructing extra consciousness round Canadian farm households within the prairies and the merchandise they develop. Consciousness that surpasses what is often held (due to the great farmer’s markets and people doing superb work on this space), an consciousness that conscious consumption ought to apply to all of the issues we eat, not simply choose elements.

Not too long ago I’ve been pondering rather a lot in regards to the garments on our backs, and the way most of the gadgets we’ve in our properties or grasp in our closets have origins that we are able to’t fairly absolutely comprehend. It’s daunting numerous the time to make decisions which can be freed from nagging guilt, and I like to see modifications taking place in our collective consciousness … questions are being requested and new choices are rising. There may be a lot to be performed and every of us has the capability to query, and possibly take that subsequent step in serving to to create change. With the tempo of my schedule as of late, I’m left with little time to pursue my different ardour initiatives, which at occasions makes me really feel a bit of disillusioned and a tad annoyed too. Nevertheless, I’m assured of realizing that nobody can do all of it on a regular basis. And proper now, I’m simply grateful to have as of late to relaxation and loosen up a bit of extra. Every little thing good will are available in time and when it’s meant to unfold.

This recipe was created by an excellent good friend of ours, Chef Jonathan Chovancek, who’s an extremely inspiring and proficient native chef and in addition one in all my favorite folks. Play with this mixture by altering up the spice or including extra yoghurt or tahini as you want. Watch out with the yoghurt because the decrease the fats the runnier it should make the top outcome. Both manner, it’s scrumptious, and goes completely with afternoons laying on a blanket on the seaside! Right here’s to stress-free sunny weekends and time spent doing nothing however dreaming. Blissful summer season pals! XOX

Cumin Spiced Lentil Hummus with Chives & Chiles

Cumin Spiced Lentil Hummus with Chives & Chiles:

1 cup dry Inexperienced Lentils, soaked 4-12 hours
1/3 cup sesame tahini
1 cup full-fat Greek yoghurt
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup water, or as wanted
6-8 tbsp contemporary lemon juice
2 tsp cumin seeds, dry toasted
1/4 tsp cayenne powder
3/4 tsp salt
1-2 cloves garlic
Recent herbs for garnish: chives, cilantro, parsley, or mint
Chile flakes or powder for garnish
Sesame seeds for garnish

First, soak the lentils in a bowl of fresh water till plump, about 4 hours minimal. When prepared to arrange the hummus, drain and rinse the lentils properly. Mix the lentils in a saucepan with loads of water and convey to a boil. As soon as boiling, simmer the lentils for 20 minutes, or till simply gentle.

Whereas the lentils prepare dinner, dry toast the cumin seeds in a pan till aromatic, about one minute. Put aside. Drain and rinse the cooked lentils in chilly water and permit to chill a bit of earlier than mixing. Mix all of the substances apart from 1 tsp toasted cumin seeds and contemporary herbs in a excessive powered blender or meals processor and mix till clean and creamy. You might want so as to add extra water as wanted.

Switch to a big serving platter and garnish with remaining toasted cumin seeds, chopped contemporary herbs, olive oil, chilli flakes, and sesame seeds if desired.

Chef Jonathan's Laird Lentil Hummus
Chef Jonathan's Laird Lentil Hummus