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Red Lentil Hummus

Whip up this smoky and delicious Red Lentil Hummus with just a few ingredients and serve with chips or pita bread for a healthy, protein filled snack.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword hummus, lentil, red lentil
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 98kcal
Author Sheryl


Red Lentils:

  • 1 C red lentils rinsed and sorted
  • 2 C water


  • 1/2 C garbanzo beans chickpeas
  • 3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil + more for drizzling
  • 1/4 C lemon juice
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp salt or more, to taste
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper


  • In your Instant Pot, combine the lentils with the water.
  • Place the lid on the Instant Pot, and seal the valve.
  • Set the timer for 9 minutes on manual (high) pressure.
  • Once the timer beeps finished, release the pressure.
  • Add the contents of the Instant Pot to the food processor with the rest of the ingredients and puree until smooth.
  • Add more extra virgin olive oil and/or lemon juice as needed.
  • Season with additional salt/pepper as needed, and pour into serving bowl.
  • Drizzle with a little extra olive oil and a few dashes of smoked paprika.
  • Serve with chips, pita bread or spread on sandwiches.


Calories: 98kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 198mg | Potassium: 175mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 88IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg