Lentil Flat Bread
An easy, healthy and delicious high fiber & high protein gluten free flatbread pizza crust!
- 1 cup red lentils, soaked overnight (I covered the bowl and actually soaked a little longer and it was fine…) (I recommend buying the bulk version or Bob’s Red Mill)
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 garlic clove (I used 2)
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp baking powder (I like Bob’s Red Mill)
- Olive oil (I like using flavored, I have now used a garlic & mushroom blend and truffle…yum!)
I was a little nervous about this recipe and I could not believe how easy it was to make and how delicious it is! It is now my “go to” for pizza, hummus, any dip, etc. What an amazing way to sneakily getting healthful lentils into dishes that normally use a flour product. I think I’m in love!
I have also made it now with yellow lentils and split peas and have had the same result while providing some interesting color contrasts. I served these at a happy hour with the Hummus recipe you will see in the July 5th episode and people LOVED it…these were many non-health conscious people, btw!
The health benefits of lentils include a high protein content, improved digestion, a healthy heart, diabetes control, control of cancer, weight loss, a solution for anemia, and better electrolytic activity due to potassium. It is good for pregnant women, the prevention of atherosclerosis, and it helps in maintaining a healthy nervous system. What’s not to love?