Curried Lentil Hummus

Prep Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
2 cups

This savory lentil recipe is from Kit Manning of Winchester, Massachusetts.


  • ¼ cup olive oil

  • 1 small onion, chopped

  • Salt and pepper

  • ½ pound white mushrooms, sliced

  • 1 clove garlic, chopped

  • ½ cup lentils

  • ¼ cup goat cheese

  • 1 teaspoon curry powder

  • ¼ teaspoon chili powder

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

  • Grilled or toasted pita bread, for serving


  1. Heat oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add onion, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper; cook until onion is translucent, about 5 minutes. Add mushrooms and garlic; cook until mushrooms are soft, about 5 minutes.

  2. Stir in 2 cups water and lentils; simmer until lentils are very soft and have absorbed the water, about 40 minutes.

  3. In a food processor, puree lentil mixture with goat cheese, curry powder, chili powder, and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Add parsley; pulse to combine. Serve at room temperature with grilled or toasted pita bread.

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