Hot Pepper Hummus
One of my favorite non-paleo blogs to visit is Not Without Salt. I love the food photography inspiration, and the name is just so catchy. If my mom were to start blogging, hers might be called Not Without Hummus. We love this versatile veggie dip too, though our version is made primarily from zucchini and not chick peas. You'll love it!
- 2 2 2 Zucchini
- 3/4 cup 3/4 cup 3/4 cup Tahini
- 1 Tbsp 1 Tbsp 1 Tbsp Olive Oil, Extra Virgin, (for garnish)
- 1/2 cup 1/2 cup 1/2 cup Lemon Juice
- 2 cloves 2 cloves 2 cloves Garlic, minced
- 1/2 Tbsp 1/2 Tbsp 1/2 Tbsp Cumin
- 2 tsp 2 tsp 2 tsp Salt
- 1/4 cup 1/4 cup 1/4 cup Red Bell Pepper, finely chopped
- 1/4 cup 1/4 cup 1/4 cup Green Bell Peppers, finely chopped
- 1/4 tsp 1/4 tsp 1/4 tsp Red Pepper Flakes
- 1/2 tsp 1/2 tsp 1/2 tsp Salt and Pepper, to taste
- 2 Tbsp 2 Tbsp 2 Tbsp Pine Nuts
Note, these instructions are written assuming the standard serving size, since you have modified the number of servings, these steps may need to be modified for best results
- Peel and chop zucchini.
- Place chopped zucchini in food processor, and pulse.
- Add in tahini, olive oil, and fresh lemon juice, and pulse again.
- Add garlic, cumin, and salt, and blend until smooth.
- Saute chopped peppers and red pepper flakes in olive oil until tender. Add salt and pepper.
- In a small sauce pan over low heat, lightly toast pine nuts.
- Garnish the hummus with the spicy peppers and pine nuts.
This hummus is best served with freshly cut vegetables, endive spears, jicama slices, or our herb crackers.
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About This RecipeAppetizers Coconut Free Dairy Free Egg Free GAPS Pescetarian Shellfish Free Sugar Free Whole30
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You do not indicate an approximate size for the zucchini!
As all zuke growers know, size matters!
I was looking for an appetizer recipe for Easter and this is just perfect!! I made a small batch tonight to give it a try and OMG!! I loved it and I am sure everyone will and they won’t even suspect is Paleo! ha!
The only modification I did is I used fresh grated ginger instead of garlic since we remove garlic and onion from our diet. Believe me, it tasted just amazing!