I’m not sure if I can get away with calling this tasty dip hummus, but it’s close enough so hummus it is! I had a craving for raw veggies, hummus and olives tonight and as you might have read yesterday, it’s day #2 of my raw food re-set so I wanted to attempt a raw hummus.
I can report my attempt was successful, so if you’re looking for a way to make a raw food hummus, look no further! Zucchinis save the day once again! Aren’t they just the most versatile veggie, well a close-second to cauliflower anyways.
Day 2 of raw food went great! It was chia pudding for breakfast, the same snacks as yesterday, left over raw Pad Thai for lunch and a simple dinner of raw veggies, hummus and olives. Of couse, I had to sneak some raw, vegan brownies in for dessert and don’t worry, the 4 ingredient recipe for these little beauties will be coming up soon! They’re incredibly rich and decadent, you’d never guess there’s no eggs, butter or sugar in sight! I should have that recipe up for you in the next week or so.
You can actually make raw hummus with raw, sprouted chickpeas but that takes a day or two and I needed hummus asap! I figured zucchinis were close enough to beans to work as the base and I could fill in the rest with hemp seeds. It worked like a charm and a delicious garlicky, lemony, tahini-y dip was born! You only need about 5 minutes to whip this up so it’s perfect for busy evenings. Basically, prepare all the ingredients, throw them in the blender and presto – Raw (and vegan!) Zucchini and Hemp Seed Hummus.Print
Raw Zucchini and Hemp Seed Hummus
This raw food hummus is easy to make with simple ingredients and absolutely packed with nutrients. It makes a perfect dip for raw veggies or spread for wraps and sandwiches.
- Cuisine: Vegan, Raw
- 2.5 cups zucchini
- 1 cup hemp seeds
- 3 tbsp raw tahini
- 4 cloves garlic
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 1/2 tsp cumin
- 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
- 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
- Place all ingredients in a food processor or high-powered blender.
- Mix until smooth, stopping to scrape down the sides as needed.
- Use as a dip for raw veggies or as a spread in wraps.
- Store any left overs in the refrigerator in an air-tight container.