No Bean Raw Hummus With Vegetable Sticks

Pita chips and fresh vegetable make a healthy appetizer or snack along with hummus

This pungent yet light and zesty hummus spread is complex and delicious. You can use it as a spread in a collard green wrap, use it in a sandwich, or serve it as a dip with some sliced veggies.

Yield: About 3 cups     Prep time: 15 minutes     Serving size: ½ cup

Each serving has:

  • 258 calories
  • 12g carbohydrates
  • 23g fat
  • 4g fiber
  • 6g protein
  • 4% vitamin A
  • 32% vitamin C
  • 14% calcium
  • 11% magnesium
  • 6% iron
  • 11% potassium

Ingredients:

  • 3 medium zucchini, peeled and chopped
  • ¾ cup raw tahini
  • ¼ cup cold-pressed extra-virgin olive oil
  • Juice of 1 small lemon
  • 2 to 4 small cloves of garlic, peeled
  • 2 ½ tsp. Himalayan or Celtic sea salt
  • 2 tsp. ground cumin

Directions:

  1. In a high-speed blender, combine zucchini, tahini, extra-virgin olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, sea salt, and cumin.
  2. Blend until completely smooth.
  3. Serve with sliced vegetables such as cucumber, carrots, and zucchini, or roll into a sandwich with 1 collard green.
  4. Top with sliced tomato, cucumber, red bell pepper, and/or alfalfa sprouts as desired.

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