This recipe is a nice spin on the classic dip, incorporating lentils instead of chickpeas. Lentils are a brain-boosting ingredient and, in some studies, have been shown to help clear brain fog and improve cognition.
Swap option: Celery, rich in a nutrient called luteolin that acts as an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, is the perfect dipper for this spread. But feel free to serve with a variety of vegetables and whole-grain crackers.
Add lentils, garlic, tahini, lemon juice, oil, cumin, thyme, salt and pepper to a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth, scraping down the sides as necessary.2.
For a thinner consistency, add a small bit of water, 1 tablespoon at a time, into the food processor and pulse until the hummus has reached your desired consistency. Do not add more than 3-4 tablespoons of water or it will become too thin.3.
Season with salt and pepper to taste and garnish with an optional drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and a sprinkle of paprika or crushed red pepper flakes.4.
Serve with celery sticks on the side. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.