Need a yummy crowd-pleasing dip to take to an upcoming event? This is the dip for you! Because it has a zucchini base instead of a chickpea base, it’s lighter and easier to digest (especially if you are easily prone to gassiness and bloating!).
Zucchini and it’s Benefits…
Did you know that zucchini is a fruit? That may be a surprise to many of us since zucchini is most often cooked in most dishes. The younger zucchini have a more subtle taste than the more fully developed (which are usually more than 8 inches long). With a soft covering and buttery white flesh, almost all the parts of zucchini are edible- including the flesh, seeds and the skin.
What’s so amazing about this fruit is that it is extremely high in water and fiber, but low in calories (even though you know how I feel about counting calories), so gives you the feeling of being full. It’s a great way to satisfy your appetite without reaching for other foods that could throw you off in your health and eating for beauty eating routines.
Now let’s get blending! 😉
Check out the full recipe below…
Raw Zucchini Hummus Recipe
- 1 organic zucchini
- ½ cup tahini preferably raw if you can source it
- 1/3 cup lemon juice
- 1 garlic clove
- ¾ tsp. sea salt or to taste
- Raw cut up spring veggies for dipping
- Blend together the zucchini, tahini, lemon juice, garlic and sea salt until smooth.
- Place into a secure container and pack for your picnic, along with some freshly cut veggies for dipping.
Let me know what your favorite veggies are to accompany this dip and what you think of this simple recipe!
Hi Kimberly! Thanks for another great and “cool” recipe for the summer months! Quick question – why chickpea-less? I often search high and low on the internet for articles that you have written on various “seemingly” healthy foods like chickpeas but couldn’t find anything to date on why they are not as healthy as some people think. Could you give me some insight? Unfortunately, I have a weakness for chickpeas…So I’m hoping they’re not TOO detrimental to living a healthy lifestyle!
Hi Elizabeth and thanks for your great question. I find that unsprouted chickpeas can make us gassy and bloated since they inherently contain a mix of protein and starch. If you love them I would just limit how often you choose to consume them. This recipe is lighter and easier to digest and better for our gut so you may choose to use this recipe more often than not. Sending lots of love! 😉
I really love your recipes and want to try this out too but I’m wondering how long this keeps for in the fridge when it’s covered up?
Keep up the great and inspirational work 🙂
Hi Lesley-Anne and thank you for checking out my hummus recipe. I would suggest using this up within 2-3 days. I use it for everything – dips, wraps, you name it. With a little planning you’ll be sure to eat it up without the waste. Let me know what you think of the taste. Sending lots of love! 😉
Your picture and the instructions under the picture mention pepper, but it’s not listed in the ingredients. Was this an oversight? How much pepper should be used?