Zucchini Hummus Paleo Recipe

by SkinnyMs.

Zucchini Hummus Paleo Recipe

 

Zucchini Hummus

Zucchini Hummus

Yields: 8-10 servings | Serving Size: 2 Tbsp |Calories: 140 | Previous Points: 4 | Points Plus: 4| Total Fat:13.4 g | Saturated Fat: 1.9 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Cholesterol: 0 mg | Sodium: 20 mg | Carbohydrates: 4.5 g | Dietary Fiber: 1.6 g | Sugars: 0.6 g | Protein: 2.7 g

Ingredients

  • 2 medium zucchini, peeled and chopped
  • ½ cup tahini
  • ⅓ cup lemon juice
  • ⅓ cup olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1½ teaspoons cumin
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Directions

Combine all ingredients in the base of a food processor, and process until smooth. Serve with crisp raw veggies, such as carrots, celery sticks, broccoli, cherry tomatoes, or cucumber slices, for dipping.

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22 Comments on "Zucchini Hummus Paleo Recipe"

  1. Jen  July 27, 2013

    Are the ingredients supposed to contain chickpeas?

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    • Skinny Ms.  July 27, 2013

      Jen, Usually yes. The main ingredients are typically tahini and chickpeas. However, there are many variations and this is one of them. :)

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  2. Vikki  July 30, 2013

    Have you ever made it without tahini? Looking to lower the fat.

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    • SkinnyMs  March 3, 2014

      The fat in tahini comes straight from the sesame seeds, which is a healthy fat and give hummus that hummus flavor. That said you could certainly make this as a zucchini dip without the tahini.

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  3. Ruth  July 30, 2013

    My batch turned out really runny. Is there a way to thicken it? The flavor is great!

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    • SkinnyMs  March 3, 2014

      This could be thickened by blending in some raw or toasted walnuts, no peels. They taste excellent with zucchini and are a great thickener.

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    • JenL  March 14, 2014

      If you gel some chia seed in water and add it in the mix it will thicken it up plus add some extra good for you stuff from the chia.

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  4. Lorraine  August 6, 2013

    I can't wait to try this. I like hummus but my family gets tired of the same ole , same ole. I saved the sweet potato hummus recipe too.

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  5. Diane  August 23, 2013

    Do you have the nutritional info on this or WW points?

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    • 3V_Admin  August 25, 2013

      Diane, Not yet but we should have it entered soon. :)

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  6. Linda Cunningham  August 24, 2013

    What is tahini?

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    • 3V_Admin  August 25, 2013

      Linda, Sesame Seed paste, similar to peanut butter but made with ground sesame seeds.

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    • SkinnyMs  March 3, 2014

      Tahini is sesame seed paste. It's a traditional ingredient found in most hummus. You can find it around other Mediterranean/ Middle Eastern spice and ingredient sections in some grocers or on amazon.

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  7. Neco  August 26, 2013

    Finally made this past weekend. It was SO good!! Thank you for all of the healthy recipes. I've made a few things and look forward to adding to my list! Can't help but smile when I have skeptics going back for seconds and begging for the recipe! :-)

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    • Skinny Ms.  August 27, 2013

      Awwww…you’re so welcome! We’re adding more recipes all the time. :)

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  8. Lindsey  September 30, 2013

    This makes my paleo heart happy. I've missed hummus.

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  9. Morgan  January 1, 2014

    Made this for dinner and it was awesome! Thanks so much for the recipe!

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  10. crnp2001  January 9, 2014

    If you use 8 servings, each one is 5 weight watchers points…I just did the calculations. :)

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  11. Danielle Dejardin  August 27, 2014

    In original chickpea hummus, the chickpeas are cooked beforehand. I'm wondering if the zucchini could be steamed first. I haven't eaten raw zucchini before.

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    • SkinnyMs  August 27, 2014

      Danielle, No the zucchini does not have to be cooked first. Though you are absolutely right about the chickpeas, they must always be precooked.

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  12. Erica  August 30, 2014

    Mine is runny. I would rather not add walnuts to the recipe. Could I use less olive oil??

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    • SkinnyMs  September 2, 2014

      Erica, Yes, you can use less olive oil. You can also get water out of zucchini ahead of time by salting the zucchini slices and letting them sit for 15 minutes up to a half hour, until the water comes out of them, then remove salt with a clean towel or rinse and pat dry and then blend the zucchini into hummus.

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