I love hummus but was looking for a low carb alternative and just happened to have a bunch of zucchini in the fridge, so voila! This is just so delicious! Creamy, garlicky and lemony – yummy! I ate it with a few flax seed crackers I had and enjoyed it so much that I immediately baked another batch of flax seed crackers, as I wanted to eat more of the hummus. The consistency is lighter than the traditional hummus and will not give you any bloating as there are no beans in it. Much easier to digest too! I served this with a garnish of parsley and a sprinkling of paprika. Delicious!
The Chief Taster ate this with justo and even ate it with my flaxseed crackers without his usual moans about the taste of flaxseed. I think I have found the perfect food disguise to get him to eat more flaxseed! I am now thinking of having this in a cauliflower wrap for lunch today….nom nom!
1 large zucchini
1/2 cup tahini
3 clove garlic, peeled
1 tblspn olive oil
1/2 cup lemon juice
1 tspn sea salt
1.5 tspn cumin
- Combine all the ingredients in a food processor and process until smooth.
- Taste and adjust the seasonings to taste.
- Eat and enjoy!
Makes 4 servings.
Nutritional Detail per Serving = 228 calories, 19g fat, 6.5g protein, 10.5g carbs, 3.9g fiber (6.6g net carbs)