Low-Carb Roasted Zucchini Hummus

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Roasted zucchini makes a great keto alternative to chickpeas as the basis of this hummus. By roasting at a slightly lower temperature (180 °C/ 355 °F as opposed to the usual 190 °C/ 375 °F – 200 °C/ 390 °F for roasted vegetables), the zucchini dries out a little more.

The rest of the ingredients in this low-carb hummus are the same as what is used in traditional hummus — tahini, extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice, garlic and salt. I also add cumin to mine to add a little more flavour, but this could be omitted if you don’t have it on hand.

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Nutritional values (per serving, 1/4 cup/ 57 g/ 2 oz)

Net carbs2.7 grams
Protein2.2 grams
Fat14.9 grams
Calories152 kcal

Calories from carbs 7%, protein 6%, fat 87%

Total carbs4.1 gramsFiber1.4 gramsSugars1.4 gramsSaturated fat2.1 gramsSodium33 mg(1% RDA)Magnesium20 mg(5% RDA)Potassium181 mg(9% EMR)

Ingredients (makes about 2 cups/ 8 servings)

Hummus:
  • 2 medium zucchini (400 g/ 14.1 oz)
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil, divided (60 ml/ 2 fl oz)
  • sea salt, to taste
  • black pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 cup tahini sesame paste (63 g/ 2.2 oz)
  • 2 small garlic cloves
  • 3 tbsp fresh lemon juice (45 ml)
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 2-3 tbsp water
To garnish

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 °C/ 355 °F (conventional), or 160 °C/ 320 °F (fan assisted). Cut the ends of the zucchini, cut in half lengthwise and down the middle.
  2. Arrange on a baking tray cut side up and brush with 2 tablespoons of olive oil, and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake for 30 minutes or until browned on top.
    Low-Carb Roasted Zucchini Hummus
  3. To make the hummus, add all ingredients (including the remaining olive oil) except the water to a food processor and blend until smooth. Add the water a tablespoon at a time at the end if needed for a smoother consistency.
    Low-Carb Roasted Zucchini Hummus
  4. To serve, pour into a flat bowl and use the back of a spoon to create a ‘swirl’ in the hummus. Drizzle with oil, and sprinkle with spices and seeds.
    Low-Carb Roasted Zucchini Hummus
  5. Serves 6-8 as a side served with keto bread, crackers or crudités.
    Store in a sealed container in the fridge up to 5 days.
    Low-Carb Roasted Zucchini Hummus

Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per serving, 1/4 cup/ 57 g/ 2 oz)

Net carbsProteinFatCalories
Zucchini (summer squash, courgette)
1.1 g0.6 g0.2 g9 kcal
Olive oil, extra virgin
0 g0 g6.8 g60 kcal
Salt, pink Himalayan rock salt
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Pepper, black, spices
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Sesame tahini (unsweetened)
0.9 g1.3 g4.2 g46 kcal
Garlic, fresh
0.2 g0 g0 g1 kcal
Lemon juice, fresh
0.3 g0 g0 g1 kcal
Cumin, ground
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Water, still
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Olive oil, extra virgin
0 g0 g3.4 g30 kcal
Paprika, smoked (spices)
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Sesame seeds
0.1 g0.1 g0.4 g4 kcal
Parsley, fresh (spices)
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Total per serving, 1/4 cup/ 57 g/ 2 oz
2.7 g2.2 g14.9 g152 kcal
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Comments (4)

Made this for a family gathering. Absolutely fantastic. Toasted the sesame seeds slightly and used the smoked paprika as written; so good and really a perfect finishing touch. Great with Belgian endive!

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I'm glad you enjoyed!

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Just made this...it is FANTASTIC!  Very easy and tasty!

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Thank you Jill!

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