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Saturday, August 1, 2015

Zucchini Hummus

Hope the summer crop is a bumper one for you! This is the time of year we are usually up to our eyeballs in zucchini. That is a good thing. But in this weather, zucchini bread is not such a great idea. I don't know about you, but I try not to turn on my oven. I even hate standing over the stove in the heat. This amazing little recipe is so healthy for you--and it uses RAW zucchini. It becomes an incredibly light, yet flavorful dip. Eat with celery sticks and you can give yourself a big pat on the back for getting in those veggies.

This month's Diner News is all about avoiding the heat in the kitchen. I have lots of ways to keep us fed, while keeping cool. Not just popsicles and ice cream, but some fantastic salads! Real summertime meals. Snacks too, like this wonderful stuff.

This one is a healthy snack. I have to say I loved it. I am a lover of hummus. This is much lighter--even lighter than my cauliflower variety. I chose not to peel the zucchini, so it is lightly green and so pretty. It is a wonderful snack or lunchbox treat. My mom wants to thin it just a tad and make it into a cold soup. She plans to serve it to her book club. Yum.

Zucchini Hummus

1 large zucchini
2 tbsp lemon juice
2 tbsp tahini
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 1/2 tsp minced garlic
1 tsp sea salt

Cut zucchini into large chunks. Place in food processor or good blender. Add remaining ingredients and process until very smooth. Serve with vegetable dippers or low carb crackers. Thin it a bit and it makes a terrific cold soup appetizer as well.

Serves 4:  97 calories  3 net g carbs
Serves 6:  65 calories  2 net g carb

Maybe I have peaked your curiosity about no cook August? Here is a sampling of some of the recipes in this month's Diner News. 

Steak Italiano Salad

Tomatoes Alaska

Gingered Napa Cabbage Salad

Coconut Cream Pie Smoothie

Grown Up Wine Slush

Mexican Chopped Salad

Strawberry Limeade

Tuna Nicoise Salad

Microwave Zucchini Chips

Simple South of the Border Soup

Tropical Punch Pop

Southwestern Cobb Salad

Honest Fizz Orange Cream Soda

Summer Haystack Salad

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Unknown said...

My mother always make a Mediterranean dip called hummus. I super love that diP!
Hummus Paleo

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