I am in awe of anyone who is able to work through the copious amounts of zucchini we are (still!) getting every week in the Local Box. Zucchini is one of my favorite vegetables, and yet once we get past a certain point in the season, I find the need to hide it in my food.
This hummus was inspired by a local raw-food restaurant. As it turns out, zucchini hummus is big in the raw-food world, so you can feel extra virtuous eating it. Plus it helps eliminate that possible bean-on-bean overload you might get from eating things like falafel with hummus. I love the bright flavor, and considering I have zucchini on hand more often than chickpeas, this might be my new go-to dip-slash-spread.
When you are selecting zucchini to use, in this recipe size doesn’t matter. However, if using a larger squash, discard the seeded center and use only the outer part. You can peel if you like, but I like the flecks of color the skin adds to the hummus.
makes approximately 1 cup
2 cups diced zucchini
2 cloves garlic
3 tablespoons tahini
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
Blitz everything together in a food processor until smooth.
The zucchini will create excess liquid, so be sure to stir the hummus to reincorporate before serving.