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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47 Responses to Lentil & Tofu Stew with Roots Hummus!

  1. 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. Healthy, delicious and tastes so good – another winner from you!

  3. 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 :)

    • 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!

  4. I finally just learned how to look lentils without them being mushy…and I love them! This looks the perfect way to keep my new obsession going! I have not tried this “roots” stuff….looks like this girl is going shopping!

  5. Happy Friday Shashi! I love that: second favorite F word. :)

  6. Nice save there with “food” being your first ;)

    Man I need to get some of this roots hummus!

    • 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 ;)

  7. The Dose of Reality

    This looks AWESOME!! Delicious and healthy? I AM IN!!! YUM!! –Lisa

  8. caileejoy

    Wow!! This stew looks AMAZING!! I love the ingredients!! So yummy and healthy :)

  9. Kim

    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!!!

  10. What a great sounding tofu recipe!

  11. Happy Friday! I haven’t tried Roots yet but I’ll check it out next time I’m in WF. And I’m always open to any recipe involving tofu!

  12. TGIF Shashi, deffo the best day of the week (my favorite for sure!)
    I’m not big on tofu but with all that yummy hummus I’m sure I would love it.

    Have a great weekend my friend!

  13. Love your stew, lentils, tofu and the hummus and spice is such a great combination. I love foods that taste so good and are good for you at the same time.

  14. You should definitely be hired as their spokesperson and recipe developer! I never knew that hummus had that many applications! :D

  15. mhm I can smell your stew here in my house. =)
    i never thought of hummus in other foods. You just taught me shashi to think out of the box!

  16. Hi Shashi,
    We love lentils and this combination with the tofu sounds amazing! Thanks so much for sharing. Will give it a try.

  17. Oooh, I’ll definitely try this! I’m always looking for new lentil recipes!

  18. I’ve been really enjoying all your creative hummus recipes! This stew looks hearty and comforting!

  19. 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!

  20. I’m on a tofu roll, as you know :) I’m more than happy to mix it with hummus and lentils to get a meal as healthy as I like my food to be! Haven’t tried Roots yet. I’ll look for it next time I’ll shop in a big store.

  21. Yum this looks and sounds absolutely delicious and so hearty. My tummy doesnt love it when I eat lentils but I sometimes have them anyway as I love their flavour. ;)

  22. Looks like a dish I would enjoy digging into. :)

  23. What a lovely lentil & tofu stew! I’ve tried Roots hummus before, they are pretty good!

  24. consuelohoneyandfigs

    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.

  25. kitchenriffs

    I love this recipe! Lentils are so good, and this is a great way to cook tofu. Really good stuff — thanks.

  26. Everytime I see a new recipe involving this hummus I get even more excited to try it out =) Hope you’ve been doing well, Shashi <3

  27. I love how unique in ingredients this stew is girl! It looks amazing, especially with that hummus!

  28. What an amazing dish! I am so going to make this. Thanks for sharing.

  29. This looks like an amazing stew!! So unique!! Hope you had a wonderful weekend :)

  30. This stew sounds fabulous! I will definitely be seeking out that hummus in my local Whole Foods. Hope I can find it!

  31. Friday is the best F word! We love hummus in this house and your stew rocks, Shashi! Thanks for sharing and have a fabulous week!

  32. Roots is the best hummus! I really need to try the lima bean hummus. Your stew sounds so delicious and filling :)

  33. I adore lentils, curry, hummus and stew! Did you make this for me? ;-)

  34. Any time I see a vegetarian meal, I typically ask where the meat is, but this looks awesome!

  35. Lentil and tofu is one of my favorite combos. Love :)

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