For those of you following the paleo diet, you’ll appreciate this recipe for a Roasted Garlic Zucchini Hummus from AndreAnna of Life as a Plate. Made from Tahini Paste, Macadamia nuts, and olive oil (+ a few more wonderfully healthy ingredients), you won’t have to do without your beloved hummus any longer. I’m willing to bet that this would make a very suitable replacement and make you never look back to the traditional version again. As they say, onward and upward.
“Like I mentioned here, I’m currently in a no-legume eating period. This means I had to say goodbye to my beloved hummus due to Mr. Garbanzo bean. But when I snack in the afternoon, I always reach for fresh veggies in hummus so instead of giving up on the idea, I decided to try and make it without the beans.
I was a little skeptical because I had to try and recreate the consistency first. And I also wanted to pack as much nutritional benefit into it as I could. So I used macadamia nuts, one of – if not THE – healthiest nut for you. They also have a perfect moist (god, I hate that word) consistency that blended amazingly well with the tahini and shredded zucchini.
To roast the garlic, I simply chopped the top off a big head of garlic, poured a little olive oil top, sprinkled some salt, wrapped it in foil and put it in a 375 oven for around 20 minutes while I made the rest of the hummus…”