The zucchini in our garden is absolutely exploding right now. It seems nearly every day I am picking 2-3 large zucchinis off the vine. We've already shared our Paleo Cinnamon Zucchini Bread recipe with you, we made our Chorizo Zucchini Boats (recipe coming later this week), what else could we possibly make? Well, it was time to get creative, and considering this time of year we enjoy dipping vegetables into various dips, it was only fitting to make our Avocado Zucchini Hummus recipe.
To be honest with you, I have always been turned off by avocado until about a year ago. Something about the green texture just didn't seem appetizing. However, I knew avocado had healthy fats in it, so I have been slowly integrating it into different recipes to disguise the weird texture (have you tried our Chocolate Avocado Bread?). I have to say, I am now eating avocado almost every day!
When it comes to hummus, we love ours with tons of garlic. Your taste preferences might be different, so start off with 1 garlic clove and work your way up. This way you can perfect your very own Avocado Zucchini Hummus recipe!
About the Ingredients in Avocado Zucchini Hummus
Garlic is a very common herb used for its medicinal properties and tastes. In fact, Hippocrates (who is known as the Father of Western Medicine) used garlic for a wide variety of medical conditions. It has antifungal, antibacterial, and antiviral properties.
Avocado has very high quality fats to use for energy. It also is a great resource for potassium which important for heart health and electrolyte balance.
Zucchini is also rich in potassium, so this combination is great because most people don't get enough potassium each day. Also for the men out there, zucchini has known properties that help improve prostate health.
Avocado Zucchini Hummus
Start off by chopping up the zucchini and peeling the avocado. Add it into your food processor or blender. Pulse for a couple times to break it up a bit. I found my blender did a better job of making a smoother consistency than my food processor did.
Afterwards, add in all the other ingredients and blend until fully smooth. This can take a couple minutes depending on your blender. Do a taste test to see if it needs more garlic!
When you found the consistency and taste you like, chop up some vegetables and serve as a veggie dip platter!
Avocado Zucchini Hummus
- 1 cup Zucchini
- 1 medium Avocado
- 1/4 cup Lemon Juice, Freshly Squeezed
- 2 tsp Cumin
- 1/2 cup Tahini
- 1-6 cloves Garlic, Dependent upon taste preferences
- 1/4 tsp Himalayan Salt
- Add the remaining ingredients and continue to blend until fully smooth. Make sure to scrape down the sides so you blend up all the pieces.
- Have a quick taste test to see if you need more garlic or salt.
- Store in a container in the fridge for up to 1 week.