Dips & Sauces/ Gluten Free/ Low Carb/ Paleo/ Vegan/ Vegetarian

Zucchini Hummus


Creamy, low carb hummus

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)


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    October 6, 2014 at 11:31 am

    Finally made it on Friday, it was delicious! Should blog about it later this week, with a link to your site, of course! 😉

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      October 6, 2014 at 11:32 am

      Glad you enjoyed it and look forward to your post!

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    September 10, 2014 at 9:53 am

    I am so excited to make this hummus! It looks fantastic! I have been seeking out dip ideas that do not include beans as to avoid IBS issues, bloating being one of them. I love to dip and I love zucchini!! Thanks for this great idea!

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    September 9, 2014 at 10:23 am

    Brilliant idea Diva! We all have too much zucchini this time of year, and this will be a delicious and painless way to get through that small pile on the counter. I hate the bloat and gas from beans so I haven’t eaten much hummus lately, unless it’s the no bean variety. This looks delightful.

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      September 9, 2014 at 10:28 am

      Glad you like the recipe. Hope you find it as tasty as I do. Thanks for popping by!

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    September 9, 2014 at 10:17 am

    Approximately how many cups was your zucchini?

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      September 9, 2014 at 10:18 am

      It was probably about 1 cup. I used a medium zucchini.

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        Christine Mann
        September 27, 2014 at 12:09 am

        LOL 😀 Ok, I just about laughed out loud at the thought that 1 cup is a medium or large zucchini!! my large zucchini are the size of a large pumpkin! haha! 😀

        Is this uncooked zucchini? thanks! Can’t wait to try this recipe! 🙂

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          September 29, 2014 at 12:33 pm

          Hee hee! Am jealous about having large zucchini from a garden! It’s uncooked zucchini. Hope you enjoy it and thanks for popping by!

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    September 9, 2014 at 10:17 am

    Super creative, I love hummus, but it’s true that versions with garbanzo beans are tough to digest. I once made a version with edamame, and loved it, but I suspect the zucchini will be the real winner

    pinning….. pinning… pinning 😉

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      September 9, 2014 at 10:19 am

      OOh! Love the idea of using edamame…beautifully bright in colour. Now wondering if peas could get the same result….!Thanks for popping by!

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        September 12, 2014 at 9:21 am

        I think peas could be great! imagine the green….. 😉

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          September 12, 2014 at 9:22 am

          Yummy! Just love colourful food!

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    September 9, 2014 at 10:16 am

    This looks amazing! Can’t wait to try

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