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Thursday, August 15th, 2013

Best Ever Zucchini Hummus Recipe

Thursday, August 15th, 2013

Best Ever Zucchini Hummus Recipe!!

I wrote a post a while back on why I avoid beans and why you should too. I mean, if you like the “effects” of beans…feel free to eat them to your heart’s content! Personally, I don’t digest beans very well and they usually cause a lot of bloating. I’ve also noticed that they tend to stall weight loss in a lot of my clients. If you are having digestive issues or have hit a weight loss plateau, try eliminating beans and see if that makes a difference!

Best Ever Zucchini Hummus Recipe!!

I know what you are thinking, “what about hummus?!” Lucky for you, I’ve got an easy recipe that is even better than the real thing!! I’ve substituted the usual garbanzo beans for summer squash which is so abundant right now and it’s also SUPER nutritious. Did you know summer squash is:

  1. Rich in Nutrients – Summer squash is a rich source of Vitamin A and C, magnesium, fiber, folate, riboflavin, phosphorus, potassium and Vitamin B6. In addition, it is high in manganese, a mineral which helps the body process fats, carbohydrates, and glucose.
  2. Supports a Healthy Heart – Yellow squash contains negligible fat and no measurable cholesterol. One cup of squash contains about 0.2 g of fat. Cutting down on your fat and cholesterol intake is a giant step towards helping reduce your risk of heart disease. Aside from the complete lack of fat in summer squash, the magnesium quantity has been shown to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke. Along with its potassium content, magnesium is good for reducing high blood pressure. The vitamin C and beta-carotene levels in summer squash may also aid in preventing the oxidation of cholesterol. As cholesterol in its oxidized form builds up in the walls of blood vessels, such nutrients may reduce the development of atherosclerosis. The presence of the vitamin folate in yellow squash is required by our bodies to remove an unhealthy metabolic byproduct called homocysteine, which may contribute to heart attack and stroke risk.
  3. Healthy Vision – Not only will eating more summer squash demonstrate to those around you that you have seen the nutritional light, you will actually be able to see those who are around you. Summer squash is particularly high in concentrations of beta carotene and lutein. Dietary lutein helps to prevent the onset of cataracts and macular degeneration, which often leads to blindness. A cup of summer squash provides about 135 micrograms of beta carotene and 2,400 micrograms of lutein.
  4. Fights Cancer – Summer squash is abundant in antioxidants that keep free radicals at bay. With its high beta-carotene content, summer squash is a great source of protection from pollutants and chemicals that lead to cancer. The high levels of vitamin C helps prevent premature aging and cancer as well as inhibiting cell division.
  5. Controls PMS Symptoms – As mentioned above, summer squash is a very good source of manganese. In one clinical trial, women who consumed high amounts of this mineral in their daily diet had fewer mood swings and cramps than those who ate the lowest amounts. (source)

I bet you didn’t realize how healthy summer squash is! With all those health benefits, you can eat this hummus recipe and feel good about doing it. Plus, this may be the best hummus ever…just sayin!

Best Ever Zucchini Hummus Recipe!!

You’ll need:

In a high speed blender or food processor, blend all ingredients in a high speed blender until a smooth consistency is reached. Taste and adjust flavors to taste. This will make about 12oz.

I always use my VitaMix high power blender which is an amazing, state of the art, professional grade high speed blender. This is the ONLY blender that will get you the really nice, creamy consistency that you desire. I love, love, LOVE my VitaMix and highly recommend investing in one if you are ready to make serious changes to your diet. I have had mine for 6 years and use it daily! I also like Hamilton Beach which makes some great budget friendly blenders that you can get at your local Walmart or Target.

You can also follow the links included in the recipe to purchase your olive oil, spices, and chilli oil at a discounted price through! They always have discounted prices and fast, shipping. Feel free to use my discount code WAG472 to get $10 OFF your first order and free shipping on orders of $40 or more!

Prepare to have your mind blown by this delicious hummus. It may seriously be the best hummus you’ve ever had!! Try it and let me know what you think!!

Best Ever Zucchini Hummus Recipe!!

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  1. Edwin August 16, 2013 at 5:43 pm #

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  2. August 20, 2013 at 2:02 am #

    Thank you Linda for sharing this recipe! It is indeed the BEST EVER HUMMUS recipe! 🙂 I’ve never been fond of hummus in the past, but this recipe has changed my tune!

  3. Debra August 22, 2013 at 11:45 am #

    About how many cups or ounces of squash would this be?

    • Linda August 22, 2013 at 4:38 pm #

      Probably about 6 cups

  4. Mary August 22, 2013 at 5:08 pm #

    Thanks for sharing this recipe! What a great idea for the over-abundance of summer squash and zucchini from the garden! Question. Do you peel or cook the summer squash beforehand?

    • Linda August 22, 2013 at 5:10 pm #

      Nope! You can peel it if you want to but I just use raw, washed summer squash! So easy!!

  5. J August 22, 2013 at 6:01 pm #

    This looks like something I’ll have to try … but WOW what a lot of oil. I’m thinking I’ll sub some veggie broth for most of that oil. It would never have occurred to me to use squash. I’m going to use those zucchini in my fridge … don’t mind a green dip! 🙂

    • Linda August 22, 2013 at 7:20 pm #

      The recipe will make about a quart and a half (48oz). So even though 1/4 cup seems like a lot, it’s actually spread out over quite a large quantity!
      You can try it with veggie broth and let me know how it tastes 🙂

  6. jen August 29, 2013 at 5:27 pm #

    This recipe was the BEST zucchini hummus recipe I’ve ever tried! Thank you!

  7. Angie September 5, 2013 at 2:26 pm #

    This so so delicious. Thanks for sharing!

  8. Liz Markey April 17, 2014 at 2:53 pm #

    I saw your recipe this morning and it really made so much sense to me about the beans. Thank you thank you thank you. I always knew my bodies reactions but it’s great to read more and know that my body just doesn’t do beans. I wondered, do you avoid peanuts? Peanut butter? Aren’t peanuts considered a legume? Thanks!

    • Linda April 21, 2014 at 5:23 pm #

      Hi Liz,

      I do avoid peanuts and use almonds and almond butter instead!

  9. Lala June 7, 2014 at 4:22 pm #

    I have a question, you boiled before the summer squash or you just blend it.

    • Linda June 11, 2014 at 9:40 pm #

      no, the zucchini is raw, no need to cook it first!

  10. Janae December 16, 2014 at 8:30 pm #

    I assume the best way to store is in the fridge in an air tight container? How long will this keep in the fridge?

  11. Freizel October 25, 2015 at 1:36 am #

    Thank you for sharing this scrumptious recipe! I absolutely LOVE it! I look forward to sharing this recipe with family and friends this holiday season! 😀

  12. Freizel October 25, 2015 at 1:37 am #

    Thank you for sharing this scrumptious recipe! I absolutely LOVE it! I look forward to sharing this recipe with family and friends this holiday season. 🙂


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