Bean-free creamy avocado ‘hummus’

Avocado gets blended with zucchini, tahini, and zesty lemon for an uber creamy, bean-free avocado hummus dip!

Full of healthy fats, avocado creates a super luscious and velvety mouthfeel to this Paleo dip. To thicken it even more, fresh zucchini gets added to the mix, while tahini, lemon juice, and olive oil bring a tangy flavor. For a spicy kick, add paprika and cilantro to the mix and sprinkle a little extra on top for a fun pop of color.

To make this avocado and zucchini “hummus”, all you need is a large high-speed blender or food processor. Blend all ingredients together until thick and smooth, scraping down the sides as necessary. Then blend a little more, just to be sure it’s extra creamy!

You can eat the dip immediately, but it tastes best after it’s been refrigerated for 2 hours. This allows the ingredients to marry, giving it a deeper, richer flavor.

The recipe feeds a crowd, so have your dipping fingers ready! Serve your dip as an appetizer with freshly chopped vegetables or as a dip for Paleo Doritos (yes!) or veggie chips. You can even spread it on your favorite Paleo sandwich. It’s delicious on just about everything!

Prep Time:10 mins

Serves:4 cups

Bean-Free Creamy Avocado Dip

Recipe by: Megan Olson

Avocado gets blended with zucchini, tahini, and zesty lemon for an uber creamy, bean-free dip.

Tools

  •  Food processor
  •  Spatula

Ingredients

  •  2 medium zucchinis
  •  1-2 large, ripe avocados
  •  2 T olive oil
  •  1 t lemon juice
  •  ½ cup tahini
  •  ½ t cumin
  •  1 t minced garlic
  •  Sea salt to taste
  •  Optional: paprika and dried cilantro for serving

Instructions

  •  Slice off the ends of both zucchini then add to a food processor along with avocado, olive oil, lemon juice, tahini, cumin, garlic and salt.
  •  Process on high until smooth, scraping down the sides as necessary.
  •  Transfer to a bowl, sprinkle with paprika and dried cilantro on top (optional) and serve!

Tips:

  • Use 2 avocados instead of 1 to thicken up the texture.
  • Try this avocado hummus as a marinade! Slather it on chicken, pork or beef to add depth and flavor.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 1 week.

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By Megan Olson
(Source: paleohacks.com; April 16, 2018; https://tinyurl.com/y839vvju)
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