Pink Lentil, Shallot & Solar-dried Tomato Hummus

It’s wonderful what can occur once you look by your cabinets typically. Just a few weeks again, as I attempted to catch my breath from the vacations, I wasn’t but able to chill out as I used to be internet hosting a child bathe for one in all my perfect pals on the earth.

On the lengthy listing of duties to do when throwing a celebration, inevitably ‘making dip’ has to fall in there someplace. Dips are a stand in for serving with all method of issues, and alongside a cheese plate (or as a substitute of) could make the primary hour of a celebration look like the most effective half (or not less than can get everybody within the temper for what’s to return). I didn’t really feel like strolling to the shop to collect something, and so a foraging journey by the McDermott cabinets was so as.

That is what I discovered: quick cooking pink lentils, sun-dried tomatoes, shallots, cumin. Limes. What enjoyable! In half-hour, I had a brand new creation that had been cooked from scratch, and a day later I had sufficient dip to feed an entire military of lovely hungry ladies, able to tackle the world (or not less than share just a few laughs & tears collectively). It was a good time certainly!

Pink Lentil, Shallot & Solar-dried Tomato Hummus:

(1) cup pink lentils, raw
(2.5) cups water
(1/2) tsp salt for cooking with lentils
(1) cup sun-dried tomatoes, *ideally with out oil
(1-2) cups boiling water
(2) shallots
(1/2) tsp salt for cooking with shallots
(1) tbsp cumin
(1-2) tbsp olive oil
(1/4) cup roasted sesame tahini
(3) tbsp lime juice
(1) tsp salt
(2) tbsp olive oil

Mix the lentils, water, and (1/2) tsp salt in a saucepan with a lid and convey to a boil lined. As soon as boiling, flip the warmth down and simmer for 20 minutes with the lid on.

*If utilizing tomatoes not packed in oil, put up some water to boil in a kettle. Place the tomatoes in a bowl and pour boiling water on them and let soak for five minutes or so to melt. After 5 minutes, drain the tomatoes and put aside. If utilizing the oil-packed sort, merely skip this step.

Peel and chop the shallots. Heat a tablespoon of olive oil in a frying pan and add the shallots and (1/2) tsp pf salt. Prepare dinner on medium warmth for 5-6 minutes, till the shallots are mushy. Add the cumin and cook dinner for 3-4 extra minutes, till the cumin is aromatic. Take away the shallots from warmth and put aside. When the entire elements are prepared, in a blender or meals processor mix the cooked lentils, cooked shallots, drained tomatoes, tahini, lime juice, olive oil & remaining (1) teaspoon of salt and mix all to mix. This combination ought to whip up no downside in a daily blender and solely requires just a little agitation from a spatula.

Take away the (probably nonetheless sizzling) combination from the blender right into a clear container or serving bowl, drizzle evenly with olive oil and permit to chill. This recipe makes a beneficiant quantity and can maintain within the fridge for as much as per week or extra.Get pleasure from with crackers (I served them with baguette and Mary’s gluten-free crackers), or chopped uncooked greens. I additionally loved this on an open-faced sandwich smothered in sauerkraut.