Garden Fresh Zucchini Hummus with Hemp Seeds (Recipe!)

We've all been there: pinched for time, and totally ravenous. It's a bad combo. Think of this hummus as your hunger monster's worst nightmare. It literally takes mere seconds to toss together and it keeps very well in the fridge as well. Full of protein and fiber, relatively low in calories, free of sugar, filling, and the perfect way to make veggies that much more appealing, it's no wonder this simple chickpea spread is a staple in many a healthy person's home. Our version here sneaks in some zucchini for a little added veg love, and even some extra omega 3's and protein thanks to a generous spoonful of hemp seeds. Our stone ground, raw sesame tahini contributes to the recipe's creamy texture.

The Recipe

Easy Zucchini Hummus with Hemp Seeds

Makes roughly 16oz

15 oz chickpeas - use canned (BPA-free lining!) or pre-cook your own
1 small zucchini, chopped up in small chunks
1 Tbs hemp seeds
1 Tbs cold pressed olive oil
1 clove garlic
4 Tbs fresh lemon juice
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp Himalayan pink salt
Optional: leave as is or spice it up! Add chipotle, cayenne, or cumin for a fun kick of added flavor. Add a handful of herbs such as basil, parsley, or cilantro and pulse them in at the end. Get creative!
1. Add all ingredients except for olive oil to a blender or food processor and blend until smooth. Add in olive oil and blend briefly again. This ensures that the oil doesn't oxidize as much. Add more salt, pepper, or spices to taste and enjoy!

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