Paleo Roasted Garlic Zucchini Hummus

Nov 21, 2011 by

Like I mentioned here, I’m currently in a no-legume eating period. This means I had to say goodbye to my beloved hummus due to Mr. Garbanzo bean. But when I snack in the afternoon, I always reach for fresh veggies in hummus so instead of giving up on the idea, I decided to try and make it without the beans.

I was a little skeptical because I had to try and recreate the consistency first. And I also wanted to pack as much nutritional benefit into it as I could. So I used macadamia nuts, one of – if not THE – healthiest nut for you. They also have a perfect moist (god, I hate that word) consistency that blended amazingly well with the tahini and shredded zucchini.

To roast the garlic, I simply chopped the top off a big head of garlic, poured a little olive oil top, sprinkled some salt, wrapped it in foil and put it in a 375 oven for around 20 minutes while I made the rest of the hummus.

I was really pleased with how it came out. It was creamy and all of the flavors seemed to work really well together. You could also add roasted red peppers or carrots to this if you wanted a variation.

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  1. This is what I so love about Facebook and blogging. Just before I sat down to clear my head and read a few posts, I was working on early prep for Thanksgiving dinner. (I like to do lots of things ahead and freeze or refrigerate them.) I had just put sweet potatoes in a hot oven to roast with olive oil, coconut oil, a bit, of thyme, and sea salt. I wanted something else, just wasn’t sure what.

    Your description of this hummus, which I too miss since saying goodbye to legumes, caught my eye, and it does look really good. But when I saw your comments about the roasted garlic, I stopped, got up from my computer, and promptly tossed a couple of garlic heads in the oven precisely as you mentioned for your hummus. It will be the perfect, smooth addition to my sweet potatoes. And I will try that hummus soon.

    thanks, pamela

  2. OMG, this looks amazing! And, I know of your high standards for hummus, so I trust that it’s delicious.

    Bri and I are ON for your challenge, I’m definitely going to be needing a vat of this in my fridge for snacking.

  3. I miss hummus. I can’t tolerate chickpeas, so I don’t eat it anymore. But this? This I could do. I could get into trouble eating too much of this! :)

  4. Yum yum yum! I have been wanting to try something like this and not getting round to it. Brilliant! I’m not partaking of them old legumes either, so this baby is going to grace my veg sticks tomorrow. Thanks! x x x


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