Usually, when I want a savory snack, I turn to hummus. I love absolutely love hummus. So, naturally, I needed to get my hands on a recipe quick. I grabbed one of my raw cook books... Going Raw by Judita Wignall and found this simple, easy and very tasty recipe. You are going to love it!
RAW ZUCCHINI HUMMUS
¼ cup lemon juice
2 Tablespoons olive oil
3 cloves garlic
1 teaspoon sea salt
½ teaspoon paprika
½ teaspoon ground cumin
Pinch of cayenne pepper
½ cup raw tahini paste
2 teaspoons minced parsley
Paprika or chilli powder, olive oil, and pine nuts for garnish
Instructions: Place zucchini, lemon juice, oil, garlic, salt, paprika, cumin and cayenne in a blender and process until smooth. Add the tahini and blend again until well incorporated. Transfer to a bowl and stir in the minced parsley. Garnish with the za’atar seasoning, paprika, olive oil, and pine nuts. Chill for 2 hours. The hummus will keep for 3 days in the refrigerator. Enjoy!
Nutrition Note: Tahini is made of ground sesame seeds and is used in many Middle Eastern dishes. Sesame seeds are a great source of B vitamins and calcium, which are even more bioavailable when ground into tahini paste. Two tablespoons of tahini contains almost 35 percent of your recommended daily calcium intake.
Chef’s Tip: Za’atar is a popular Middle Eastern seasoning made of dried thyme, oregano, marjoram, sesame seeds, and other spices. It’s not essential for this dish, but provides an authentic touch.
I need to make this again stat!
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