Raw Red Lentil Hummus
Did you know that hummus means "chickpea" in Arabic? This isn't really hummus, but it is a tasty dip with tahini, garlic, and oil; so why not call it hummus : )
1 cup dried red lentils, soaked overnight, about 10 hours
1/3 cup tahini
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp ground coriander
1/3 jalepeño, seeded (or 1-2 dry red chili peppers)
2 tsp light miso
2 tsp balsamic vinegar
1 tbsp olive oil
salt and freshly ground pepper
Combine soaked red lentils and all the ingredients (minus the salt and pepper) into a food processor or blender, and process until hummus has achieved a smooth consistency. Add a little water, about 1 tablespoon, if it seems too thick. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Serve in a bowl, and sprinkle on a little Aleppo pepper, or dry chili flakes for an extra kick and color.