Share
Ages:
all

Snacks & Treats

Zucchini Hummus

Feb 24, 2016

If your kids like dips and you’re trying to get them to eat more green things, try whizzing a whole zucchini (cut it into chunks first) into your hummus.

The flavour improves after a day or two in the fridge, so you can dip into it (literally) all week long.

You Will Need:

  • 1 medium zucchini, cut into chunks
  • 1 19 oz (540 mL) can chickpeas, drained
  • 1/4 cup tahini (sesame seed paste)
  • 1-2 garlic cloves, peeled
  • juice of a lemon
  • 2-4 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp cumin (optional)
  • salt, to taste

Instructions:

Whiz everything in a food processor until relatively smooth. Taste and adjust seasonings.

Serve immediately or refrigerate for up to 4 days.

Makes about 2 cups.

Article Author Julie Van Rosendaal
Julie Van Rosendaal

Julie Van Rosendaal is the author of six best-selling cookbooks (with a seventh due out this fall), the food editor of Parents Canada magazine and the food and nutrition columnist on the Calgary Eyeopener on CBC Radio One. She is a recipe developer, TV personality, food stylist and writes about food for local, national and international publications. She is perhaps best known as the voice behind her popular food blog, Dinner with Julie, where she documents real life at home in Calgary with her husband and nine-year-old son. Connect on twitter @dinnerwithjulie.

 

Add New Comment

To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted.

By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. Comments are welcome while open. We reserve the right to close comments at any time.

Submission Policy

Note: The CBC does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. By submitting your comments, you acknowledge that CBC has the right to reproduce, broadcast and publicize those comments or any part thereof in any manner whatsoever. Please note that comments are moderated and published according to our submission guidelines.