Pizza Hummus –

Pizza Hummus

  By lentilsorg  ,

May 6, 2016

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Hummus is often made with cooked chickpeas and enjoyed as a nutritious snack by many. This twist utilizes cooked split red lentils and pizza ingredients for a mouth-watering Pizza Hummus!

  • Prep: 5 Minutes
  • Cook: 5 Minutes
  • 5 Minutes

    5 Minutes

    10 Minutes

  • Yields: 4-6


  1. Heat oil in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add tomato paste, oregano, and basil and cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring continuously.
  2. Transfer mixture to a food processor and add lentils, garlic, lemon juice, and hot water. Puree until smooth and creamy. Add cheese and pulse again. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Garnish with Parmesan cheese and chopped fresh basil. Serve with your favourite warm pita, crackers, or vegetable sticks.


3 Tbsp (45 mL) canola oil

3 Tbsp (45 mL) tomato paste

2 tsp (10 mL) dried oregano

1 tsp (5 mL) dried basil

2 cups (500 mL) cooked split red lentils

2 garlic cloves

2 Tbsp (30 mL) lemon juice

2 Tbsp (30 mL) hot water

¼ cup (60 mL) grated Parmesan cheese (reserve some for garnish)

to taste, salt and pepper

1 Tbsp (15 mL) chopped fresh basil


Nutrition Facts

Serving Size6 Tbsp (90 mL)
Sodium110 mg
Potassium345 mg
Protein8 g
Cholesterol5 mg
Sugar2 g
Total Fat9 g
Saturated Fat1 g
Total Carbohydrates16 g
Dietary Fiber6 g