Lentil hummus and Fresh Naan Bread
Who says chickpea should be the traditional hummus?? When you say hummus the first thing that comes to mind is chick peas right?? Well let me tell you that you can take any bean or lentil and turn it into a beautiful creamy hummus. Make this healthy dish for guests that are coming over or just plate it up for a snack while watching your favorite show on TV tonight.
Now who doesn't like fresh bread?? Let it be a loaf or simply a beautiful soft flat bread like naan. This is the perfect vessile to scoop up that beautiful delicious lentil hummus you are about to make.
This naan bread recipe is not only fast, but easy; and trust me when I say you will be making this often . . . so here you go . . . enjoy!!!
“Life is so precious . . . my way of thinking today is live and let live, be the example for others and they shall follow.” ~ Connie D'Angelo
1 (19oz.) jar of lentils
1 tbsp maple syrup
3 tbsp olive oil
juice of 1 lime
1 1/2 tsp salt
1/8 tsp black pepper
3 garlic cloves
1/3 cup tahini
Combine all ingredients in a food processor and blend till creamy. Place your hummus in a beautiful dish and top with your favorite pesto.
1 pkg. quick rise yeast
1/8 cup of maple syrup
1 cup warm water
4 tbsp olive oil
1 1/2 tsp salt
1/3 cup almond milk
4 cups ALL PURPOSE flour
In a stand mixer (or made by hand), add the yeast, maple, olive oil, milk and warm water. Let it rest until your yeast starts to foam (Approximatly 10 minutes).
Add your flour and salt and mix until you form a soft, smooth dough.
Place your dough in a greased bowl, cover and let it rise in a warm place until it doubles in size.
Punch your dough down and at this point I added some black seeds, called Nigella. You can also use crushed garlic instead. After adding the seeds or garlic, divide into smaller balls, ( this depends on how big or small you want your naan bread. Check the video I provided if you need extra help ). Cover and let rise for an extra 30 minutes.
During the second rising, preheat the grill to a high heat. A grill would be best, but if you don't have a grill, you can use a pan.
Roll each ball out into a small, flat circle on a floured board. These flat circles should be about 3-4 inches in diameter. Place it on the grill and cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Spray the top of the naan with some oil, flip over and cook until you see the same beautiful golden grill marks. You should be able to put 2 to 4 on a grill depending how big or small. Continue the process until all of your naan bread is completed. Enjoy!
Here is a link to the video if you feel the need to make sure you are doing this correctly