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
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.
- Food processor
- 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
- 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!
- 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.