Recipe – How to Make Zucchini Hummus

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Seriously?

Zucchini hummus?

Yep.  You probably think I am totally nuts, but you have got to try this.  I stood in my kitchen at 10 am this morning still in my footie pajamas scooping this zucchini hummus out of the Blendtec.

First of all, you cannot even tell you are eating zucchini {always a plus in my book}.  Secondly, if you are a gardener, you are probably swimming in zucchini right now trying desperately to find different ways to use it up.

Well my friends, today is your lucky day.

This stuff rocks.  And it’s good for you too.  Imagine that!

Ingredients 

4 1/2 cups zucchini, peeled and chopped
3/4 cups tahini sauce
1/2 cup lemon juice {I used bottled}
1/4 cup olive oil
4 cloves of garlic, minced
2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 tablespoon ground cumin

Garnish
1 teaspoon olive oil
1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika

Directions

Toss all the ingredients {except the garnish} into a heavy duty blender {I used a Blendtec} and puree until smooth.  Pour zucchini hummus into a small dish, drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle smoked paprika over the top.  Let stand for about 10 minutes before serving.

Serve with fancy chips or Kashi Oven Roasted Vegetable Crackers {my favorite}.

With the exception of the zucchini and the salt, I was able to get everything else for free thanks to Vitacost.  If you haven’t heard of Vitacost, head on over HERE to find out how you can get a FREE $10 credit off you first order.

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Comments

  1. Robin Welch says:

    This looks great now immediately head over to Thy Hand’s site and bookmark the Beet Hummus recipe for when you are swimming in beets. Not only is it pretty it is delish. We love hummus in our house and are always looking for new ways to enjoy it. Thank you for sharing.

  2. Heather S. says:

    You use a Blentec – not a Vitamix :)

    I wish we could post to your page – I saw what looked to be a super yummy zucchini recipe last week – something like cut in half and load with mozzarella cheese and sliced tomatoes and bake in the oven…

    Also, I think it’s Dole fruit that has a picture floating around of an owl made with various fruits. Maybe you could do something similar with all of the stuff you have.

  3. Mavis!!! I am so glad I happened upon your site! I was so sad when you stopped posting at Fabulessly Frugal…. And I just saw your picture on hip2save! Yay! This makes my day. :)

  4. Ideas on where to buy tahini sauce? What is a reasonable price?

    • If to are shopping online both Vitacost and amazon sell it. If you are local to the pacific northwest Fred Meyer has it to for about $6 a bottle. You’ll be able to find it on the health food section next to the natural peanut butter. :)

  5. So what is Tahini Sauce?

  6. Do you think this would hold up after being frozen?

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