Monday, December 26, 2011

Roasted Garlic Lentil Hummus Dip (SCD Friendly Recipe)

 This month's Go Ahead Honey, It's Gluten Free recipe carnival is hosted by Mrs. Ed's Research and Recipes.
I was recently introduced to Mrs. Ed's blog by Shirley @ GFE.  Among other things, Mrs. Ed's blog is dedicated to recipes for the Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD) and she has a fantastic recipe index.  I was so thankful for this reference and Mrs. Ed's wonderful information.  So keeping in theme with the SCD, I created a fun twist on traditional hummus by using lentils.  Lentils are legal on the SCD if prepared properly.  Breaking the Vicious Cycle recommends soaking lentils to remove indigestible sugars (up to 6 hours is fine).  Chickpeas are illegal on this diet, so lentils make a great substitute for hummus.  And you know I'm insane over garlic so of course I threw in a ton.     
I always have dip in the fridge.  I snack on it throughout the day, and all you busy mommies out there know how easy it is to forget to feed yourself  - and feed yourself healthy food!  Here are some other fun (not necessarily SCD dips I love to make during the week):



Have dip...will have dippers!  
In all honesty, my favorite dippers are fresh fruit or vegetables.  Simple carrot and celery sticks, sliced apple, dehydrated bananas, etc.  I also LOVE Kohlrabi (although this is illegal on the SCD) it doesn't bother me at all at this time.  When I start the diet I will see how it works with my system as I progress.  But for now it's a fave.

 Ingredients:
-2 cups cooked green lentils (shown with yellow lentils above, but these are hard to find, so green lentils are great and actually much more flavorful)!
-1/4 cup tahini
-1/4 cup lemon juice
-1/2 cup roasted garlic (or 2 teaspoons garlic granules)
-1/2 teapsoon salt
-1/3 cup oil of choice (more if needed)

How To:
1.  To prepare lentils: soak 1 cup lentils up to 6 hours.  After the soak, discard water.  Cook lentils with  1 1/2 cups water (bring to boil then cover for about 15 minutes) until water is absorbed.  
2. In food processor fitted with the s-blade, blend cooled lentils, tahini, lemon, garlic and salt.  
3.  Drizzle in oil, add more if needed  
4.  Garnish with dried apricots and pine nuts - this hummus is super yummy with the contrasting flavor of dried apricots!
5.  Store in airtight container in fridge.

Salud!

Shared on:
Fat Tuesdays, Traditional Tuesdays, Wellness Weekend & Pennywise Platter

15 comments:

  1. Thanks for linking your great post to FAT TUESDAY. This was very interesting! Hope to see you next week!

    Be sure to visit RealFoodForager.com on Sunday for Sunday Snippets – your post from Fat Tuesday may be featured there!

    http://realfoodforager.com/2011/12/fat-tuesday-december-27-2011/

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  2. gfe--gluten free easilyDecember 27, 2011 at 6:08 PM

    This dip looks delish, Amber! Thanks for the link love, too! :-)

    xo,
    Shirley

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  3. Hi Jill,

    Thanks! I will definitely check out your Sunday Snippet.

    Be Well,
    --Amber

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  4. Hi There Shirley,

    Thank you so much for the GREAT reference. :-)

    Big Hugs,
    --Amber

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  5. Glad you stopped by! I love your blog! This hummus recipe sounds delicious!

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  6. Char @ www.charskitchen.caDecember 28, 2011 at 11:26 AM

    Ooohhh gosh that sounds so good! And I love how you garnished it :D

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  7. Amber, I have the Go Ahead Honey recipe round-up posted:

    http://mrsedsresearchandrecipes.blogspot.com/2011/12/go-ahead-honey-its-gluten-free-dips-and.html

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  8. By the way, this looks yummy. I love garlic too.

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  9. Hi There Vicki~

    Thanks so much!

    Be Well,
    --Amber

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  10. Thanks Char! I must say, the garnish (dried apricots) is quite delicious with the savory garlic. :-)

    Cheers,
    --Amber

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  11. Hello Mrs. Ed,

    Thanks for the heads up. I'm going to jump over to your site and check out the other recipes!

    Be Wel,
    --Amber

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  12. Lentil hummus - different in a good way. I always have lentils and never thought to soak them like other dried beans. Thanks for sharing this at Wellness Weekend.

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  13. Hi There Gretchen,

    Thanks for your comment. You can omit soaking the lentils if you aren't on the SCD (Specific Carbohydrate Diet) but you must soak if on the diet to remove excess sugars. If not on the diet, you can just rinse the lentils and cook in a 2:1 ratio (2 cups water for every 1 cup dried lentils). :-)

    Happy New Year to you,
    --Amber

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