Zucchini and chickpea hummus. Zucchini replaces chickpeas in this recipe, making it lower in carbohydrates and legume-free for those who don't tolerate them well. This Zucchini Hummus is made without chickpeas, using hydrating zucchini instead. It's properly combined for better digestion, Paleo-friendly, oil-free, and tastes.
They are incredibly nutritious and fibre rich, however some people really do struggle to digest foods from the legume family. It is great as a dip for your veggies. Zucchini Hummus is on the menu today! You can have Zucchini and chickpea hummus using 8 ingredients and 5 steps. Here is how you cook that.
Ingredients of Zucchini and chickpea hummus
- It’s 1 can of hick peas ( drained and rinsed, 1/4 cup of water reserved).
- It’s 1 of large zucchini.
- You need 1/3 cup of tahini.
- You need 1 of lemon, juiced.
- Prepare 1/2 teaspoon of salt.
- Prepare 1/2 teaspoon of pepper.
- Prepare 2 Tbsp of olive oil.
- You need 1 large of garlic clove.
Grilling the zucchini gives the zucchini hummus an earthy smoky flavor which I especially love. Lighter than chickpea hummus, less intense than baba ganouje (sorry, I cannot spell). In original chickpea hummus, the chickpeas are cooked beforehand. I'm wondering if the zucchini could be steamed first.
Zucchini and chickpea hummus instructions
- Cut zucchini into chunks (skin on or off, your preference).
- Put all ingredients into blender or food processor, I used Ninja and blend until smooth. Add reserved water from can as needed..
- Try if it needs little more salt or lemon juice, if so add it and give few more pulses.
- Refrigerate for at least 2 hours, best overnight. Serve with veggies and pita chips for dipping.
- I added finely chopped roasted peppers as that's my favorite addition to hummus. You can add olives, pine nuts, cilantro…. However you like your store bought hummus.
I haven't eaten raw zucchini Danielle, No the zucchini does not have to be cooked first. Though you are absolutely right about the chickpeas, they must always be precooked. Zucchini hummus is a classic raw food recipe-and it's one of the very first that I learned how to make. I adore chickpea-based hummus (and have plenty of favorite recipes along those lines), so I've never really seen zucchini hummus as a necessary alternative. But zucchini hummus is its own entity.