Zucchini Hummus

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Hummus is so darn tasty and makes for the perfect savory snack served with fresh veggies, raw buckwheat or gluten-free pita chips, flax crackers, or even as an accompaniment to avocado on sprouted toast. On a raw or even paleo diet hummus is often blacklisted due to the fact that it’s made from a base of garbanzo beans. However, such is not the case with this tasty recipe by Elaina Love of Pure Joy Planet. This classic recipe uses raw zucchini as the base, and is made extra creamy with a blend of cold pressed olive oil and raw tahini butter. Her ratio of spices is perfection. This is a must-try recipe!


2 medium zucchini, chopped
3 garlic cloves
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 cup lemon juice
1 1/2tsp. high mineral sea salt such as Himalayan or Real Salt
1/4 tsp. Cayenne powder
1 1/2 tsp. Paprika powder
3/4 cup brown sesame seeds soaked 2-4 hours then rinsed
3/4 cup raw tahini (sesame butter)


1) Blend everything except the sesame seeds and tahini until smooth.
2) Add the sesame seeds and tahini and blend again until smooth.

Store in a glass jar for up to 7 days.

Eat with buckwheat pita chips, cucumber slices or celery sticks.

About Elaina Love

Elaina Love is a professional Chef and Instructor, Lifestyle Counselor and Owner/Director of the raw food store and Pure Joy Planet. She authored the raw, vegan, living food recipe book Elaina's Pure Joy Kitchen to share her favorite recipe creations, which have also been published internationally. She is the creator of the Amazing Nut Milk Bag. Elaina has been teaching raw food courses worldwide since 1998. She is a Chef / Instructor at the renowned Living Light Culinary Arts Institute where she has been on staff since 2000. Elaina has taught classes and provided raw food meals at many raw food events and retreats, including those for David Wolfe of Nature’s First Law, Dr. Gabriel Cousens of The Tree of Life, Living Light Internationals Raw World, The International Raw Foods Festival, The Boutenko Family and many more recognized leaders in the raw food community. With a passion for sharing the knowledge she has attained through years of experience, Elaina has helped people throughout the country bring about positive changes in their lives. Her teaching and support empowers people to lose weight and gain energy by making positive lifestyle choices and incorporating more living, raw food into their diet.

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