Recipe: Raw Zucchini Hummus

This is the other recipe that Jill and I got to try at the raw foods demo at Whole Foods. It was served with raw flax crackers (yum). You just need a good blender to make it (which I don’t have, but I will try with my food processor). The recipe is raw, vegan, and vegetarian.

Raw Zucchini Hummus

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  • 2 zucchini
  • 3/4 cup tahini (raw)
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup olive oil (cold pressed, if you want it to be truly raw)
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 2.5 teaspoons salt (I would cut down on this)
  • 1/2 tablespoon cumin


Chop the zucchini and blend everything in the blender. Add the lemon juice and garlic (and salt) a little bit at a time to get the flavor that you want.

I thought this was really yummy. I might use a little less garlic and salt. I few other substitution ideas might be…

  • nut butter instead of tahini (like a yummy Thai peanut sauce)
  • experiment with other oils – sesame oil would give it a nice Asian flavor
  • other spices instead (or in addition to) cumin – chili powder, Asian 5-spice, cinnamon
  • add in some herbs – oregano, basil, dill, etc…
  • vinegar in place of lemon juice
  • add some Bragg’s liquid aminos (cut out salt, cut down on lemon juice)

Of course you could do beans instead of the tahini, but then it would be a more standard hummus.

What’s your favorite hummus? I really like Tribe’s Olive Hummus. So good. I know Sabra is a popular one as well. I love putting hummus on crispy fruit like apples. I don’t know if that’s common or not…

HERE is my recipe for simple homemade hummus.

21 Replies to “Recipe: Raw Zucchini Hummus”

  1. That sounds fantastic! I lovelovelove raw zucchini, so I can’t see how you could go wrong blending it up with a little nut butter and garlic. My favourite hummus is either red pepper or extra garlicky! It’s gotta be thick too 🙂

  2. i recently posted a 4 ingredient homemade hummus that’s my go to.
    no tahini or garlic necessary. i hate garlic and dont always have tahini so i just keep it real.easy.

    your recipe w/ zukes looks really good!

    horseradish hummus…just read HEABs comment. I need to look into that!

  3. This looks interesting!

    My local grocery store has a store-brand organic line that I usually buy for hummus. Original or garlic flavored. Then every once in awhile if Sabra is on sale I get the pine nut one. I love dipping carrots in hummus as a snack!

  4. I made this raw zucchini hummus a while ago and really enjoyed it, maybe even more than garbanzo hummus, because it’s lighter and full of flavor! I have some raw crakers, maybe I can recreate this meal! 🙂

  5. And just in time for my halloween brunch! I think I might give this a go tomorrow… that means I’ll have to get up early tomorrow morning for the ingredients, but hey… it’s worth it 😉



    P.S. Thanks for the Meg Wolff tip, her blog looks real interesting 😉

  6. Whole feeds really does a good job with their demos. I can’t wait to give this Hummus recipe a try. I think the nut butter substitute is going to be a good option for me too!

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