If you want a lighter hummus that is bean-free, then you will love this recipe.
Why bean-free? Some of us do not digest beans well (including me) because of their combination of macronutrients.
Beans are a protein and a starch in one, and that can cause a major traffic jam in our gut.
If your goals are weight loss, or if you are having problems with digestion or feeling bloated, this bean-free recipe is for you.
It’s light, flavorful, using sesame seed paste (tahini) and greens (zucchini).
Seeds are much easier to digest than beans (chickpeas) and take less time to digest. That equals feeling light and vibrant!
Perfect for summer!
I love serving with cut-up raw veggies, like cucumbers, carrots, celery, radishes and even jicama or romaine leaves.
This makes the perfect warm weather appetizer.
Makes 1 1/2 cups
1 cup diced zucchini (peel if you like)
1/3 cup raw tahini (sesame seed paste)
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon sea salt, plus more to taste
2 teaspoons ground cumin
Combine all of the ingredients into a mini food chopper, or Vitamix and blend until smooth and creamy.
(I used my Vitamin for this and it worked great).
Adjust seasonings, to taste. Add a sprinkle of cumin on the top, once served.
Serve chilled with your favorite veggies.