Zucchini Hummus

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What a great way to enjoy a bean free hummus, easy to digest and just as authentic tasting as a chickpea hummus. Preparing your own home-cooked meals is one of the best thing you could do for you and your loved ones.  In terms of value and nutrition, you save money to eat at home. Processed and packaged meals cost more than fresh, plus packaged foods usually contain additives and other artificial ingredients,  to enhance shelf life of the meals. They are some packaged meals that appear less expensive, but usually they are not as nutritious and the packaging may actually be of more value than the content itself. They are also usually contain fillers, excess sodium, trans-fat and refined foods. You can save on cost by buying foods in bulk. You get to control each ingredient in the meal you prepare. One of my highlight of making home-cooked meals is when my children get involved in the preparation. I enjoy that I’m passing on the skill of preparing healthy meals, I know that this will stay with them even after I’m long gone.

Ingredients:

  • 1 medium zucchini, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons tahini paste
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt

Directions:

Place zucchini, tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, cumin, pepper and salt in food process and process until very smooth. Delicious served with your favorite veggies.

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  1. What a great idea! My kids love hummus, I wonder if they’d notice if I swapped out the chickpeas for zucchini ;). Pinned!

  2. Sam @ PancakeWarriors

    There really are no words for how awesome this is! I love the idea of zucchini in place of the chickpeas and will 100% be trying this! I have to remember to pick up more tahini tomorrow! Pinning!!

    • Michelle Blackwood

      It is Christie and I’m also looking forward to all the zucchini that will be grown in my garden!

  3. Levan @ MyWifeMakes.com

    Love this! Great to see any zucchini recipe! Glad we came across your blog from before Michelle!

  4. Hi Michelle,
    This looks like a great option for the Candida diet — where you can eat nothing tasty…. no sugar, no grains, no fruits, no beans! Sigh
    I have a question, do you cook the zucchini first?
    Jan

    • Michelle Blackwood

      It actually is, thank youJan for pointing it out for me, I will add it to that category. I didn’t cook the zucchini first but I’m sure you could, it will certainly be creamier.

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