Raw Chickpea-free Hummus

July 29, 2008

Hummus is a great vegetarian snack, but most commercial hummus is made from CANNED chickpeas, which are cooked, re-cooked, denatured and completely devoid of their natural enzymes. Ugh. We need our enzymes to stay vibrant, healthy and energetic! You’ll be amazed at how yummy this raw variation is:

  • 2 organic zucchinis, chopped
  • ¾ cup raw tahini
  • ½ cup fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ olive oil
  • 3-4 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2 ½ tsp. sea salt
  • ½ Tbs. ground cumin

** Optional: Add a couple of Tbs. of Kal brand nutritional yeast, for added protein and a thicker, cheesier flavor.

Dip celery, red peppers, and cucumbers for a great snack or appetizer!


  1. I tried this yesterday, this was great!

  2. Hi Kimberly!

    I just made this yesterday and I can’t stop eating it!!! I just ate 2 red peppers like they were candy. This is such a great alternative to hummus which I love. I honestly didn’t think it was going to be this good, but decided to give it a try before I judged. I’m happy to say I was wrong! This is perfect for my late afternoon “fix”.


    • HI Cindy!
      Really??? I thought you tried this months ago!!!! Glad you like it. 🙂
      Lots of love to you and your family.

  3. Kimberly,

    Do you blend this together to get it smooth like in the photo? Just wondering with the zucchinis how they ended up smooth?

  4. Kim…what is the measurement for the olive oil…u just have 1/4 olive oil lol..:) can’t wait to try this

    • Oops! I meant 1/4 cup love. 🙂
      How are you doing???

  5. Holy Moly! Made this last night, and it is AMAZING! It’s going to be the next thing I bring to any dinner party thing! It tastes like it is totally bad for you. It also makes quite a large amount! Thanks for all of the great recipes. It helps make the transition to eating raw a whole lot easier. I just made the raw truffles tonight, and stuck them in the freezer! I can’t wait to try them tomorrow with my hubby! Thanks Kimberly!


    PS> Are you going to post some more salad recipes soon? I love the variety, and am not that creative at doing it myself yet. =) Thanks!

    • Hi Angie,
      That’s great you loved the hummus! I just made it as an appetizer on Sunday as well. It’s great because it is so easy and does taste great! Even this little baby was eating it away!

      Okay, I’ll post a salad soon! I was going to a little while ago when I was in LA, but then something else popped into my head….:)

      but I will soon!
      All my best, Kimberly

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