Lentil & Tofu Stew with Roots Hummus!

I’ve said this before, and I will say it again…


With FOOD being my first! Specially when it’s food like Roots Hummus!

Today I have my last recipe made from the stash of hummus Roots sent me. My daughter and I have not only immensely enjoyed Roots -with pita chips, with naan, even with just a spoon; but, it has set wheels churning in my grey matter, that resulted in hummus scones, hummus sauces, hummus curries and now, hummus stew.

If yall haven’t had Roots yet, please pick some up the next time you are at an Ingles or a Whole Foods store and let your tastebuds do the thinking…or should that be the talking…hmmm….???


And if you just happen to try out one of these recipes, well then…awww…geeeee….shucks…I will be honored! So without any more delay here’s Lentil & Tofu Stew using Roots Lima bean hummus and Original Hummus.
I have no words…just pictures…

and a recipe! 

Hoping yall have a wonderful weekend! In the wise words of Tweety:friday_funny1


Lentil & Tofu Stew
Serves 6
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  1. Olive oil
  2. 1 onion chopped
  3. 5 cloves garlic chopped
  4. 1 inch piece of ginger chopped
  5. 1 pkg extra firm tofu
  6. 1/2 cup lentils
  7. 1 1/2 cup vegetable stock
  8. 1/2 cup water (if you want a less thick stew)
  9. 2 tablespoons Roots original hummus
  10. 1 tablespoon Roots lima bean hummus
  11. 1 teaspoon paprika
  12. 1 teaspoon cumin
  13. 1 tablespoon chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  14. Salt and pepper to taste
  15. Parsley for garnish
  1. Saute onions, garlic and ginger in olive oil till onions caramelize then place in a bowl
  2. Using paper towels, pat and dry the tofu, then cut into cubes and saute in the same pan- till browned
  3. Add the onions, garlic and ginger back to the tofu mix
  4. Add in the lentils, vegetable stock, water (if using), paprika, cumin,hummus, chipotle pepper and slowly stir to combine
  5. Then let simmer for 15 minutes or till lentils are cooked
  6. Season to taste, garnish and enjoy with pita bread, rice or whatever you choose.
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  1. says

    I love lentils! Just cooked a whole pan of them and mixed some of them with coconut milk, some with red curry flavors, some with Indian spices. And I can also eat them just plain! Love that you’re using tofu and hummus – I know I would love this dish!

  2. says

    This stew looks amazing Shashi! I love tofu and lentils and it sounds awesome with all the flavors you added in here – especially the adobo peppers and hummus! Loved all these hummus recipes and now I need to track down some of the Roots Hummus the next time I”m in Whole Foods :) Happy Friday and hope you have an awesome weekend :)

    • says

      Thank you Kelly! The spicy heat from those adobo peppers gave this dish a nice little kick! And sometimes I need that kick to make sure I drink more water :) Hope your weekend is wonderful too!

    • says

      Haha! Yes – yes you do need to get your hands on Roots – it will change your life – now I want to buy ALL the Roots! Much like I had to buy ALL the Kemps Moose Tracks froyo as someone else at my grocery store was trying to out buy me! At one time last summer, I had 5 cartons of Kemps in my freezer – needless to say, I didn’t run out ;)

  3. says

    So, I’ve only tried Tofu once and it was over 20 years ago but something about it (I think the texture) turned me off. Now, I wonder if it is all a mental thing and maybe I should give it another chance – maybe!!!

  4. says

    I’m really into lentils lately so this stew sounds delicious! I also love how creative you’ve been with hummus! I usually just snack on it but you’ve given me so many new ways to use it! Happy weekend!

  5. consuelohoneyandfigs says

    I’m loving your hummus addition because I’m on a pretty big kick myself aaahhhh isn’t it perfect?? That brand sounds lovely and I wish I was able to get it where I live – sigh.
    What a perfect recipe! Lentils are my fave, so I cannot wait to give this a go.

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