Grilled Zucchini Hummus
If you can't find toasted/roasted tahini, it's okay to use regular tahini. Recipe from LaCucinadiKait.com and modified in a local publication. Option: when preparing the test recipe, I set aside a small amount of the zucchini puree replacing the Spanish smoked paprika with sumac.
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- 1 lb zucchini (I prefer the smaller ones because they are less "seedy")
- 1⁄4 cup roasted tahini (sesame seed butter)
- 3 -4 garlic cloves, peeled
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon spanish smoked paprika
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt, to taste
- Heat a grill to high. Use an oil-soaked paper towel held with tongs to lightly oil the grill grates.
- Trim the ends from the zucchini, then slice it in half lengthwise.
- If the seeds are large and watery, use a melon baller or small spoon to scrape out and discard most of the seeds from the center of each half.
- It’s not critical to get them all. If the inside of the zucchini appears firm and the seeds small, you don’t need to scrape them out.
- Place the zucchini on the grill, cut side up, then reduce heat to low.
- Cook for 10 minutes, or until just lightly browned and starting to get tender.
- Set aside to cool.
- When the zucchini has cooled enough to handle, place it in a food processor.
- Add the roasted tahini, garlic, lemon juice, cumin, smoked paprika and salt. Process for 1 minute, or until very smooth.
- The hummus can be served immediately, or chilled to serve later. Bring to room temperature before serving though.
- Note: this hummus will thicken slightly as it chills.
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Smokey goodness! We loved how the smoky from the grilling of the zucchini really came through. I used fresh carrot chips and pit chips as dippers with DH and myself really enjoying the way the zucchini and carrot complemented each other. This is a wonderful altternative to regular hummus and a treat we will be enjoying again, thanks for the post.Reply