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 Comments on Recipe: Raw Zucchini Hummus

  1. Susan
    30 October, 2009 at 12:08 pm (7 years ago)

    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. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga)
    30 October, 2009 at 12:51 pm (7 years ago)

    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. homecookedem
    30 October, 2009 at 1:11 pm (7 years ago)

    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. Christina
    30 October, 2009 at 1:15 pm (7 years ago)

    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. VeggieGirl
    30 October, 2009 at 1:24 pm (7 years ago)

    I love roasted garlic hummus 🙂

  6. Mama Pea
    30 October, 2009 at 2:00 pm (7 years ago)

    Thanks for the recipe! I’ve never tried non-bean hummus, so we’ll see how it goes.

  7. Cindy
    30 October, 2009 at 2:10 pm (7 years ago)

    Thanks for this! I have BEAN doing a lot of Hummus experimenting lately!

    one to try!


  8. Kasey @ Fit For Wellness
    30 October, 2009 at 2:59 pm (7 years ago)

    I actually just got finishing snacking on Sabra’s Chipotle Hummus… boy was it spicy!!

  9. coco
    30 October, 2009 at 3:24 pm (7 years ago)

    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! 🙂

  10. Tina
    30 October, 2009 at 5:01 pm (7 years ago)

    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 😉

  11. Jess
    30 October, 2009 at 8:14 pm (7 years ago)

    Mmm, great sounding hummus! My personal favorite is Sabra 🙂

    <3 jess

  12. sophia
    30 October, 2009 at 9:16 pm (7 years ago)

    This might sound scandalous…but I’m not much of a hummus fan! Sorry! Haha!

  13. Lara (Thinspired)
    31 October, 2009 at 10:20 am (7 years ago)

    This sounds really good, and I love that you don’t need any fancy equipment for it like many raw recipes!

  14. Liz
    28 September, 2010 at 12:52 pm (6 years ago)

    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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