Low Carb Zucchini Hmmus
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Low Carb Zucchini Hummus

Low Carb Zucchini Hummus tastes amazing and is easy to make. Delicious and healthy, it's perfect for a snacks or as a dip, or used in cooking.
Course Appetizer, Dips and Starters, Sauces, Jams and Condiments, Snacks
Cuisine Diabetic Recipe, Gluten Free, Keto, LCHF, Low Carb, Paleo, Sugar Free, Vegetarian
Keyword hummus, keto hummus, low carb hummus, zucchini
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 10 serves
Calories 48kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 large zucchini
  • 70 gms unhulled tahini
  • 1-2 garlic cloves to taste
  • Juice of 1-2 lemons to taste
  • 1 teaspoon tspn ground cumin
  • Drizzle of olive oil to garnish
  • Ground paprika to garnish

Instructions

  • Slice the zucchini into chunky fingers.Saute the zucchini skin side down only, taking care not to burn it. You don't want to cook the flesh but just soften and lightly brown the skin. Allow the zucchini to cool slightly.
  • Add the zucchini, tahini, cumin, garlic and lemon juice and process in a food processor until well blended.
  • Season with salt and pepper.

To Serve

  • Drizzle with some EVOO (extra virgin olive oil) and sprinkle with paprika or Dukkah. Serve with low carb vegetable crudites such as celery, cucumber and red capsicum. Use in  any recipe calling for traditional hummus.
  • Spread on Low Carb Seed Loaf with tomatoes, seasoned with salt and pepper. It's also delicious eaten with any of the low carb cracker recipes on this site. Search for crackers in the search bar.

Variations

  • Replace ½ cup of zucchini with ½ cup raw red capsicum and process till fully blended.
  • Replace zucchini with char grilled eggplant or use lightly cooked cauliflower in place of the zucchini, processing until well combined.
  • You can use raw zucchini to make this as well if you want to but you will miss out on the slightly smoky taste you get when you brown the zucchini skin.

Notes

If the hummus is too thick use a little extra virgin olive oil to thin it out. If you are after more subtle flavors simply reduce the garlic and the lemon juice. Store in the fridge till ready to serve.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serve | Calories: 48kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 2.1g | Fat: 4.8g | Fiber: 1.5g