Zucchini Hummus- a luscious, creamy, bean-free zucchini dip, similar to hummus or baba ganoush made with zucchini, garlic and tahini paste– without the eggplant or chickpeas! A great way to use up your mountain of zucchini! Vegan and Gluten-Free. 

A simple delicious recipe for Zucchini Hummus- a bean free alternative to hummus, similar to baba ganoush, but using zucchini instead of eggplant! Vegan and Gluten Free. 

Even if you are on the right track, you will still get run over if you just sit there.
Will Rogers

Good morning! Zucchini Hummus is on the menu today! It’s basically the same basic idea as Baba Ganoush, the smoky Middle Eastern eggplant dip– but made with zucchini instead.

Grilled or roasted, the zucchini is pureed with fresh garlic cloves, lemon juice, herbs and tahini paste. You can even substitute avocado for the sesame paste!

Simple and fast, it can be served warm or cold. Use it to dip soft grilled pita bread, or spread it in a wrap with grilled meat or veggies. It makes for a delicious, gluten-free, low carb, vegan spread, dip or side.

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If you are using mammoth-sized zucchini, you may not want to use the tough skin. Halve them and roast them well, then scoop out the tender flesh. With smaller sized zucchini, the skin is thin and easily blended up.

A simple delicious recipe for Zucchini Hummus- a bean free alternative to hummus, similar to baba ganoush, but using zucchini instead of eggplant! Vegan and Gluten Free. 
 
Slice and grill the zucchini, or roast in the oven. 
Grilling  the zucchini  gives the zucchini hummus an earthy smoky flavor which I especially love.
 
 
A simple delicious recipe for Zucchini Hummus- a bean free alternative to hummus, similar to baba ganoush, but using zucchini instead of eggplant! Vegan and Gluten Free. 

If grilling, give them ample grill marks and wrap up in foil after, to let  them steam and soften up a bit.

Then place all the ingredients in the food processor and puree.

Add fresh herbs if you like….I like adding mint and/ or flat-leaf parsley, but know that it tastes good without the herbs too. The herbs also add a bit of color which is always a plus in my book.

A simple delicious recipe for Zucchini Hummus- a bean free alternative to hummus, similar to baba ganoush, but using zucchini instead of eggplant! Vegan and Gluten Free. 
Place it into a bowl, and make a little “well” with a spoon and drizzle a little olive oil in the well.

Serve with warm homemade pita bread, or with vegetables. Or spread it in a wrap with grilled veggies or meat.

A simple delicious recipe for Zucchini Hummus- a bean free alternative to hummus, similar to baba ganoush, but using zucchini instead of eggplant! Vegan and Gluten Free. 
A simple delicious recipe for Zucchini Hummus- a bean free alternative to hummus, similar to baba ganoush, but using zucchini instead of eggplant! Vegan and Gluten Free. 
A simple delicious recipe for Zucchini Hummus- a bean free alternative to hummus, similar to baba ganoush, but using zucchini instead of eggplant! Vegan and Gluten Free. 
Using zucchini is also a great alternative to beans…. for all the paleo folks out there.
A simple delicious recipe for Zucchini Hummus- a bean free alternative to hummus, similar to baba ganoush, but using zucchini instead of eggplant! Vegan and Gluten Free. 
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Zucchini Hummus


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A simple delicious recipe for Zucchini Hummus- a bean-free alternative to hummus, similar to baba ganoush, but using zucchini instead of eggplant! Vegan and Gluten-Free. 


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 ½ lbs zucchini- grilled or roasted
  • 23 cloves garlic
  • ⅛ cup lemon juice- plus more to taste
  • ¼ cup tahini paste ( or sub ½ an avocado)
  • ½ tsp kosher salt, more to taste
  • ½ tsp cracked pepper
  • ¼ cup or more fresh herbs ( optional) flat-leaf parsley, mint, basil, or a combo
  • For extra creaminess, add a couple of tablespoons of yogurt!

Garnish with olive oil and zaatar spice or Dukkah. Add Aleppo chili flakes for a little heat if you like.


Instructions

  1. Cut zucchini into ½ inch thick strips, brush with a little olive oil and grill on medium heat until charred and tender. Place in foil for a few minutes to let them steam and get more tender. (Alternately zucchini may be roasted in the oven until tender. If you have very large zucchini with thick skin, you can half it lengthwise, roast in the oven and then scoop out the flesh, leaving the skin out, if necessary)
  2. Place the grilled zucchini along with the rest of the ingredients in a food processor, and puree until relatively smooth. If you roasted the zucchini you could try adding a little smoked paprika to give it a little smokiness if you like. Taste and adjust salt to taste.
  3. Place it in a bowl, making a little circular “well” using a spoon, and drizzle a little olive oil in the well. sprinkle with Zaatar or Dukkah, serve either warm or chilled.

Notes

You can also roast the zucchini, instead of grill, but the grill does impart a nice smoky flavor.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 72
  • Sugar: 0.8 g
  • Sodium: 148 mg
  • Fat: 5.9 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.8 g
  • Carbohydrates: 4.7 g
  • Fiber: 0.7 g
  • Protein: 1.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

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A simple delicious recipe for Zucchini Hummus- a bean free alternative to hummus, similar to baba ganoush, but using zucchini instead of eggplant! Vegan and Gluten Free. 

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Chef and author of the whole-foods recipe blog, Feasting at Home, Sylvia Fountaine is a former restaurant owner and caterer turned full-time food blogger. She currently lives in the Pacific Northwest and shares seasonal, healthy recipes along with tips and tricks from her home kitchen.

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  1. Perfect and delicious! I had a few quite large zucchini (friends with a farmer) so quartered lengthwise, seeded, then sliced inch thin strips, EVOO and broiled. Didn’t remove skin before blending and it was better than hummus! As stated, like babaganoush but somewhere in between. It’s great, highly recommended! Eat your zucchini!

  2. Very creamy and delicious. I roasted my zucchini (they were large) with olive oil and Herbes de Provence and scooped them out of the skin after roasting. I added basil, thyme and oregano when I processed the mixture. I thought it needed a little something more, so I added Zaatar spices at the end – amazing! This recipe is a keeper.