Wednesday, May 26, 2010

joannE.'s Zucchini Hummus

The secrete is is my go-to-any-occasion party dip! Makes 2 cups

2 Tbsp Olive Oil
2 Green Zucchinis (approx ¾ lb)
1 Medium Onion, thinly sliced
2 Cloves Garlic, minced
2 Tsp Salt
¾ Cup Sesame Tahini
1 15-oz Can Garbanzo Beans (Chick Peas), drained and rinsed
1/8 Tsp Cayenne Pepper
¼ tsp Black Pepper
¼ Tsp Cumin
¼ Tsp Paprika
Juice from ½ Lemon (approx 1 Tbsp)

Leaving the skins on, chop zucchini into ¼ inch pieces and thinly slice the onion. Heat olive oil in a large sauté pan over medium high heat. Add zucchini, onion, garlic and salt and sauté vegetables for 5-6 minutes until tender.

Add the sautéed vegetables to a food process and pulse until smooth. Add beans, tahini, lemon juice and remaining spices. Puree until smooth. 

Garnish with an additional sprinkle of paprika and a drizzle of olive oil.

*If hummus is too thick to puree, add additional olive oil. 


Anonymous said...

This looks soooo good. Hummus is one of my Top 10 Fav foods and possibly the healthiest of the bunch! My folks are coming to visit in a few short hours and I'm going to make it w/ my momma this week!!


Christine said...

I love hummus. I tried your hummus recipe the other day. It was great! My friends love it. If you wont mind I'd love to guide my Foodista friends to your post so they can try this too. Just add the foodista widget to the end of this post and it's all set, Thanks!

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