Lentil Shepherd’s Pie

I received free samples of Sabra Hummus mentioned in this post. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by Sabra and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.

I love hummus, especially one that’s as creamy and flavorful as Sabra. I had a great time working with Sabra, so many amazing flavors! AND it’s National Hummus Day – woo hoo!

I’ve been on a lentil kick lately and wanted something tasty that is also a hearty, nutritious vegan dish. This Lentil Shepherd’s Pie uses Moroccan spices and Sabra’s Roasted Garlic Hummus instead of mashed potatoes. The result is full of flavor and plant-based protein – plus it’s vegan and gluten free. This is a great part of any meal – try it as a side dish for extra protein and veggies or as the main dish.

Enjoy! Let me know how you like it!

Lentil Shepherd's Pie

Course Main Course
Keyword hummus, lentils
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Author Abbie Gellman

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 large onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 carrots diced
  • 4 stalks celery diced
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 cups lentils I like French lentils, but use whatever you prefer, rinsed
  • 8 cups vegetable stock
  • 1 10- ounce container Roasted Garlic Sabra Hummus

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat overn to 350 degrees F.
  2. Place pot over medium heat, add oil, onion and saute until translucent. Add garlic, carrots, and celery and saute ~5 minutes.
  3. Add tomato paste, turmeric, cumin, cinnamon, red pepper, and salt and cook ~1 minute, stirring and blooming spices.
  4. Add lentils and 4 cups of stock, deglazing pan. Bring to a boil then cover and lower to a simmer. Cook ~15 minutes then check back and add more stock as necessary. Cook until lentils are tender, ~30 minutes, and use up to 8 cups stock as needed.
  5. Transfer lentils to a 9x13-inch casserole dish. Spread the Sabra Roasted Garlic Hummus on top of the lentils. Bake until golden brown on top, ~30-40 minutes.

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Lentil Shepherd’s Pie

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