Raw Beanless Zucchini Hummus

Now being gentle to bean-sensitive tummies won't mean having to sacrifice authentic taste: if we didn't know better, we'd swear this reader recipe was full of garbanzo beans!
Raw No-Bean Hummus Recipe

Reader Recipe Tester Minh Nguyen
San Diego, CA
"Eating clean has made a huge impact on my health, body and career. I feel better than I did when I was a teenager. I can live my life without feeling guilty about eating delicious foods. I'm more aware of how food affects me and I love sharing that knowledge with everyone I know and meet. I love that this bean-free hummus recipe is so nutritious and light and very versatile."

  • 4Servings


  • 3 raw zucchini, peeled and chopped
  • 6 tbsp lemon juice
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 2 pinches ground cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 cup raw tahini
  • 1 cup sesame or sunflower seeds, soaked
  • Extra-virgin olive oil, for drizzle
  • Fresh parsley, minced for garnish


  1. Place all ingredients, except oil and parsley, into a blender or food processor and blend until smooth or to desired consistency. Drizzle with oil and garnish with parsley. Complement it with crudites, raw flax crackers or whole-grain pita bread. You can also spread it on sandwiches or mix it with salads.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: 3 oz
  • Calories: 140
  • Carbohydrate Content: 8 g
  • Fat Content: 11 g
  • Fiber Content: 2 g
  • Protein Content: 5 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 1.5 g
  • Sodium Content: 330 mg
  • Sugar Content: 1 g