I had some leftover zucchini kicking around my fridge this week, and way, way at the back of the fridge, I had a bit of tahini languishing, too. Last week, the the issue of Clean Eating Magazine came out and this recipe was in there. I immediately bookmarked it and made it this afternoon.
"Raw" Beanless Zucchini Hummus, adapted by moi
3 raw zucchinis, peeled & chopped
6 tbsp lemon juice
4 cloves garlic
2 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 cup raw tahini
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
salt to taste
Blend everything except cilantro in a food processor until smooth. Add cilantro after desired consistency & flavour is achieved.
The original recipe called for soaked sesame or sunflower seeds, which I didn't see as necessary, and I didn't have any turmeric or cayenne pepper as specified, either. I added the cilantro on my own because I just love the stuff.
The recipe's write-up claimed that you wouldn't be able to tell that there weren't chickpeas in this, and it was actually right. I quite like this recipe because it's much lighter in texture than a lot of hummuses I've had in my time.
Totally a keeper recipe!