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Veggie Hummus

Hummus has become a highly popular food in many countries across the world. With it’s creamy texture, delicious, savory flavor and versatility, it’s not hard to understand why.

There are endless variations of hummus, many of which can be healthy choices. However some can contain poor quality oils like sunflower, vegetable and canola oils, along with additives like citric acid and preservatives.

As with all foods, the best way to ensure what you’re eating is truly healthy, is to make it yourself. Traditional hummus recipes use chickpeas as a base, which are a good option, but beans can still cause problems for some people.

A better alternative that’s really delicious is to make your own hummus with a base of vegetables, like raw zucchini. This adds the creamy texture and bulk that chickpeas would normally offer, but is easier to digest and offers extra nutrients.

Today’s recipe gives you a simple and tasty vegetable-based hummus recipe to make at home. One of the best things about this recipe is that no cooking is required, so it can be pulled together in just a few short minutes.

Enjoy this recipe with vegetable crudités, wrapped in lettuce leaves with other fillings, or served with gluten and corn free crackers. It’s perfect for lunch, dinner or a snack...or all of these!

Veggie Hummus

Ingredients:
2 cups of raw zucchini, peeled and chopped
1 clove of garlic, minced
1 teaspoon of cumin
2 tablespoons of lemon juice
1/2 cup tahini
Optional: red pepper flakes, sprig fresh dill, basil, or cilantro, sea salt
Optional wrap: romaine lettuce leaves, tomato, sprouts, and scallions
Optional veggies: chopped cucumber, cauliflower, broccoli, asparagus, sweet potato, bell pepper, etc

Preparation:

1. Blend the zucchini, garlic, cumin, lemon juice ad tahini together on high until very creamy. Taste and add optional red pepper flakes, dill basil or cilantro if desired. You can also add sea salt if you like.

2. Serve with raw veggies as a dip. Alternatively, place in romaine lettuce leaves and top with tomato, sprouts, and scallions for delicious wraps.

This item posted: 28-Sep-2015

 

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