Thursday, June 9, 2011

Zucchini Humus!

Before school broke for summer, a colleague gave me a recipe for zucchini humus. Last night, I had a taste for falafel, so I decided to give it a go. First thing you do is peel and chop a zucchini.
Pour a tablespood olive oil in a pan, sautee some garlic and the zucchini until it's soft.

Add 2 tablespoons of lemon juice, 2 tablespoons tahini, 1 tsp ground cumin, 1/2 teaspoon paprika and 1/2 teaspoon salt. The original recipe called for pinto beans, but that was just odd, so I added a cup of garbonzo beans instead.

Then....technically, you're supposed to put it in a food processor and blend the heck out of it - but I don't have one so I used a mixture of a potato masher and my hand mixer.

It surely didn't have that smooth texture, but it was still very, very, very good. The spices were the perfect blend. the zucchini doesn't give it any additional taste, but it's a good addition none the less and it got zucchini out of the fridge which is always a bonus. I doubled the recipe when I made it, so I've got some left over for pita chips. Yummy!

My friend from the spinach leaf problem post, "Auntie Daddy" as the kids call her, came over for dinner and good times.

So glad she could make it!

For dessert, we all went out back and picked some blackberries from the surprise bush that's coming over the fence.

The girl and I spotted a squirrel eating some off the bush this morning. She was amazed. She also stated that the garden was not a garden because it didn't include flowers and if it was HER garden she'd have after we dropped off the boy at baseball camp we went to fetch her those flowers. We'll post pictures of those tomorrow.

The morning comes early. Sweet zucchini humus dreams!


  1. Hey, I remember those blackberries...yours are about a week ahead of ours......Hope the little ones haven't finished off that jam yet......

  2. That sounds like a nice way to get rid of zucchini. I really hope for a year of too many zukes. Last year I barely had any since the vine borers got them too early.

  3. I have to learn how to cook with tahini. I keep hearing about it. This sounds awesome and I can't wait to try it out.

  4. Sounds intriguing! We eat a ton of hummus here, I have to make a batch every Friday, now I'll have to try this one! You are right, pinto beans sounds just weird!

  5. Zucchini hummus sounds amazing! Can't wait for my zukes to grow so I can try this out. Thanks so much for sharing the recipe!