View Full Version : zuchini humus - other ingredients? how to prep? sesame seeds, etc? Questions!
12-10-2009, 05:21 PM
ok - so I've got sesame seeds, and maybe a quarter of a yellow squash......
What else can I put in to fill up space - ate my squash as noodles:). I have some red pepper - but need something else - I have pumpkins, winter squashes, but I don'think those are a good match.....some nuts?
Also - do you have to make tahini first, or can you just whip it up with the seeds?
12-10-2009, 06:00 PM
I'm sure nuts would be a welcome addition to humus... as well as avocado.
12-10-2009, 06:01 PM
Do you have any sprouts going? Hemp seeds or powder? Aloe Vera gel or juice, cucumbers, sunchokes, artichokes? Those are all things I've added in, so not sure how they would work as a base. Can't help about the tahini, (allergic to sesame so I sub in the hemp seeds or blend them with oil and lemon to make my own hemphini).
12-10-2009, 06:15 PM
with the hemp - to you 'butter' it first or just whip it up with the veg?
12-10-2009, 06:22 PM
I've usually just added the hemp seeds and powder to the hummus ingredients in the blender. When doing kale chips I made a paste out of the seeds first, and then added it to the marinade. I've also used a sprouted chick pea hummus as a coating for kale chips.
I just had another idea, how about some sweet potato in the hummus?
12-11-2009, 09:02 AM
I got sweet potatoes!
I'll give it a try!
02-09-2010, 01:55 PM
I have a GREAT zuchini hummus recipe I got off the Internet and it rocked beyond belief- it was so much like cooked hummus- it was Awesome!! One of my favorite raw recipe yet, ecept for everything I've tried from Alissa's Book- Mushroom Walnut Loaf, Broccoli Soup and several others! Enjoy:
erving Size: About 1 cup
1 large zucchini in summer or 2 small zucchini in winter (at least in PA)
1/2 cup Tahini
2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
2 Tablespoons Lemon Juice
1 Teaspoon Salt
1 Teaspoon Cumin
1 Large Garlic Clove
Sprinkle of Paprika
Peel the zucchini until all the green skin is removed. This is very important! Not peeling the zucchini will make it chunky and green, not like hummus at all. Slice peeled zucchini into smaller pieces. Combine all ingredients except Paprika into food processor and blend until creamy and thick. If not desired consistency add a little bit of water while blending. Serve in a bowl or store Zucchini Hummus in a plastic container (I re-use a plastic store bought large hummus container) and sprinkle with paprika. Great garnishes or hummus variations can include other fresh or dried herbs, sun dried tomatoes, red peppers, a drizzle of olive oil, olives, or pine nuts.
02-09-2010, 02:28 PM
sounds good punpkin!
Will try it next time.
I made 2 just last night - regular - then a red pepper one. The red pepper rocked!
Unfortunately - I've had trouble with sesame seeds being a little bit bitter, kind of permeates the hummus - the sweet of the red pepper counter acted a bit better.
Tonight I think I'll wizz up some cashews to let some sour creme ferment - and put in a wee bit of the puree into the hummus
02-11-2010, 11:49 AM
Rod Rotondi, founder of Leaf Organics, adds sprouted sunflower seeds to his hummus. I liked the addition but then I was using sprouted chickpeas as well. I'm looking forward to playing with bean-less hummus, and there are some great ideas here. Thank you!
02-12-2010, 05:56 PM
half zucc and half soaked sunnies works pretty good.
02-13-2010, 05:35 PM
I used 1/2 zuke, 1/2 cashews today..
02-16-2010, 08:42 AM
We add sun-dried tomatoes and fresh red bell peppers to zucchini hummus, chili powder to taste, a little cumin... it's a good dish to take as a dip with a tray of fresh veggies to those events with SAD people, they beg for the recipe.
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