Monday, July 27, 2009


I just made dinner in less than 15 minutes and thought I would share it with you. It is zucchini hummus. I first made this from a recipe by Maatt Amsden from his Rawvolution book and found it again in Jennifer Cornbleet's Raw Food Made Easy for 1 or 2 people. It is simple and soooo easy. Pretty tasty too. I prefer it over garbanzo bean hummus. So gather those garden fresh zucchini.
1 zucchini chopped (the recipe says to peel it but I don't)
2 tbs. raw tahini
2 tbs. fresh lemon juice
1 clove garlic
1/4 tsp. cumin,paprika & salt ( I omit the salt)

Put all ingredients in a food processor fitted with the S blade and process until smooth. Store in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 5 days.

The mini food processors work great for this recipe. You can pick one up a target for $10. This is great as is with whole wheat or sprouted pita or as a hummus sandwhich in pita with green bell pepper slices and olives. So easy for summer and a great thing to make and just have to snack on for the week or weekend.
We love raw recipes in this house and I think Matt Amsden's Rawvolution is a great book to get started with. Jennifer Cornbleet's book is also good to start off with. Raw recipes are great all year but especially in the summer her in the midwest.


  1. Great! I will have to try this - wish it would take 10 zucchinis though. My garden has been producing a million!!

  2. Just make several batches. My husband doesn't like it without the salt. I am not a salt person so I leave it out but he had to add some sea or Himilayan salt to his portion.