Thursday, August 13, 2009

Zucchini Hummus


A hummus recipe that's free of garbanzo beans, healthy and tastes great? Oh, and uses up my overwhelming supply of zucchini from my garden? Yup its true, I'm now a believer. Whip this up, don't tell anyone whats in it, plop down a bowl and watch it disappear. When you reveal the truth, they will all want the recipe once they discover that its made with raw zucchini. The good news is I'm down 3 zucchinis and I have a great app for my neighbors party this afternoon.

  • 3 medium sized zucchinis peeled and chopped
  • 6 Tbs lemon juice
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 2 ts paprika
  • 2 ts sea salt
  • 1/2 ts cumin
  • 1 ts turmeric
  • 2 pinches cayenne
  • 1/2 cup tahini
  • 1 cup of shelled sunflower seeds soaked for 1 hour in 2 cups of water
  • A few drizzles of olive oil
  • Parsley for garnish

Place all ingredients (drain water from sunflower seeds) except parsley in food processor till smooth. Drizzle with olive oil and garnish with chopped parsley.

Serve with veggies and toasted pita.

24 comments:

  1. Your courgettes hummus looks so delectable!! I love courgettes straight from the garden!!!

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  2. Hummus made without chickpeas? Wow, that's great. I often have extra zucchini around. Will need to keep this one in mind!

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  3. I love the idea of zucchini hummus! How fabulous! I have to get some tahini and make this (already have lots of zucchini!).

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  4. This is such a fantastic idea! It looks amazing!

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  5. Great idea and looks yummy too. I make hummus with eggplant. I'll have to give this a try next.

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  6. zucchini hummus?! LOVE IT! I'm really adoring the zucchini these days, as you can see from my last post...heeehee!

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  7. I'm always amazed at how easy it is to slide zucchini right into just about anything. Love the idea... and I'll bet it tastes amazing.

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  8. what a great way to use up extra squash. love it!

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  9. Definitely using my zucchini for this. And I love anything with tahini. I may just live on your appetizers.

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  10. I just got a bunch of squash from my neighbor, I need to make this!

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  11. Love the idea of using zucchini! A nice change from chickpeas =)

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  12. That is one amazing recipe and I cannot wait to try it!!

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  13. Tis the season for zucchini---I'm doing a cooking segment tomorrow am- making Zucchini Gratin.
    ~I've saved this to my recipe box to try; sounds great!

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  14. omg..I would have never in a million years thought to make hummus w/o chickpeas! WONDERFUL

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  15. So creative - what a great way to use up the summer zucchini.

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  16. What a fantastic way to use summer zucchini!!

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  17. Wow, love it, my neighbor just dropped off 5 Zuchinnis!

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  18. The consistency looks spot on, can't believe you can get that from raw zucchini.... I would think there would be too much water content in the zucchini!

    Looks great, I will have to try it out.

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  20. What a great idea! I love "regular" hummus...zucchini hummus sounds like an awesome variation. I'll have to give it a try :D

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  21. Now this a good way to use the abundance of summer zucchini that is available.

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  22. Making hummus from scratch seems so difficult to me. Thanks for this recipe, maybe I should try it one day & break my own barrier:D

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  23. mmm the hummus really caught my attention! i'm new to your blog, but i'll be checking back often :)
    -Mini baker

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