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!

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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.”



  • 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
  • Cholesterol Content 0 mg
  • 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
  • Monounsaturated Fat Content 0 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat Content 0 g

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