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. My favorite hummus I’ve tried is sabra, but these comments are giving me ideas of other brands and flavors to try! Your recipe looks great!! 🙂

  4. 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!

  5. 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! 🙂

  6. 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 😉

  7. 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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