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Raw Hummus Recipe

If you love hummus but have a hard time digesting chickpeas, this chickpea-free hummus recipe is definitely worth trying. It calls for organic tahini (ground sesame seeds), but if you can only find tahini made with roasted sesame seeds, it's no problem to use that instead.

This raw hummus is rich in calcium, magnesium, iron, copper, manganese, and tryptophan. Because of its high tryptophan content, when eaten along with a healthy carbohydrate-rich food, it's an excellent evening food choice for promoting a good night's rest.

Hummus Recipe - Tahini and Zucchini

Makes about 3-4 servings


3/4 cup organic tahini
2 zucchini, peeled and roughly chopped
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
3 cloves garlic, peeled
2 teaspoons sea salt


Combine all ingredients in a strong blender and blend until smooth and thick. This zucchini and tahini-based hummus makes an excellent dip for cherry tomatoes, carrot sticks, celery sticks, and other raw vegetables. You can also use it as a spread for sandwiches on whole grain bread.

If you prefer a hummus recipe that calls for chickpeas, please feel free to view:

Traditional Hummus Recipes


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