Saturday, August 15, 2015

Zummus (Zucchini Hummus)

Zummus (Zucchini Hummus) - Taking hummus to the next level with garden fresh grilled zucchini. 

Zummus (Zucchini Hummus) from www.bobbiskozykitchen.com


If you haven't noticed, I really like hummus! I mean like reallllllllly like it. 

There is my Roasted Jalapeño HummusRoasted Red Pepper and Garlic Hummus, and Avocado Hummus AKA Guacammus, although I can't eat the latter anymore since I developed that annoying allergy to avocado *insert grumpy red faced emoji here*

So I am always on the prowl for ideas to pop into my food processor to make a new flavor. Once I make it, I usually slather it all over everything, and have been know to just dive right in fingers first to get that last little bit that is hanging on to the side of the container. 

What? 

Well you can't waste it!!


Zummus (Zucchini Hummus) from www.bobbiskozykitchen.com


So between my little brain always working to find new ways to enjoy it's creamy goodness, a ton of zucchini growing in my garden, and my friend Ann from Sumptuous Spoonfuls gathering a bunch of us bloggy peeps together to all come up with our own versions, zummus had to happen. I mean, you know it is bound to be delicious with fresh grilled zucchini, a bit of garlic, cilantro, and tahini. How could you go wrong? Plus I just like the word zummus!

It is fun to say, try it with me, zummmmmmmmmmmmmmusssssss. See, fun right? 

Am I showing my crazy again? 

Damn, I hate it when that slips out!!

Okie dokie then, let's get off my obvious lack of meds and back to food. That is something we always agree on.

So Ann and my other food blogger buds are all making our own versions of zummus and I for one can not wait to see what everyone comes up with. 

I went with a slightly Mexican (who me go Mexican??) version by adding some cumin and cilantro, but kept it clean and simple with zucchini being the main ingredient. I had to let it sing it's little green veggie heart out.

Now, let me take a moment to get myself together here before I tell you what the first thing was that I made with it.

OK, I am good.

I took fresh sliced Italian bread put some arugula, grilled peppers, sliced turkey, and muenster cheese on the bottom slice. Then I spread, and by spread I mean I slapped that stuff on like spackle, on the top slice. Place it carefully in top of the towering pile of yumminess, and shoved it into my pie hole!

OhhhhEmmmmmGeeeee people. Seriously! OK I need another moment.

WOW! It was hands down theeeeeeeeeeeeeee best sammich I have ever had. Kevin was eyeballing the other half of my sandwich because I never eat a whole sandwich at one sitting. I casually reached out and pulled my plate closer. 

Not so fast Mr, that there is my sammy!!

He pouted as I ate every last bite.

I am a bad girlfriend.

But sometimes it feels good to be bad *evil grin*

Zummus (Zucchini Hummus) from www.bobbiskozykitchen.com



Zummus (Zucchini Hummus)


Bobbi's Kozy Kitchen
Zummus (Zucchini Hummus) from www.bobbiskozykitchen.com

Ingredients

  • 4 medium zucchini
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 3 tablespoons tahini
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves, plus some for garnish
  • Kosher salt
  • Fresh cracked black pepper
  • Olive oil, if needed to thin the zummus and for garnish
  • Paprika for garnish

Equipment Used

Large Cutting Board
Chef's Knife
Charcoal Grill (or Grill Pan)
Food Processor
Oil Cruet

Instructions

  1. Sprinkle zucchini planks with salt and pepper.
  2. Heat your grill to medium-high heat, and oil the grates.
  3. Grill the zucchini a couple minutes per side, or until grill marks appear.
  4. Place the grilled zucchini, garlic cloves, lime juice, tahini, cumin, cilantro, salt, and pepper, into a food processor. Turn it on and run until the zummus becomes smooth. Add a bit of olive oil if you want a thinner consistency
  5. Spoon the zummus into a bowl and top with a drizzle of olive, sprinkle of paprika, and a few cilantro leaves.
Yield: 3 burgers
Prep Time: 00 hrs. 15 mins.
Cook time: 00 hrs. 04 mins.
Total time: 19 mins.
Tags: zucchini, garlic, lime, tahini, cilantro, appetizer



Adapted from Feasting at Home

Ready for more Zummus?

How about Avocado Jalapeno Zummus from Sumptuous Spoonfuls
Or Grilled Zucchini Parmesan Zummus from The Full Belly Sisters


Here are a few more you zucchini recipes you might like.










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Zummus (Zucchini Hummus) - Taking hummus to the next level with garden fresh grilled zucchini from www.bobbiskozykitchen.com

7 comments:

  1. What a great idea Bobbi!! I'm going to the farmer's market today - I'll be making this very soon :)

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    1. Awesome!! I am excited for you to try it. I have been eating it on everything from pita chips, to fresh veggies, to sandwiches.....YUM!!

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  2. I LOVE the story of the sandwich ... your zummus sounds so good! I am going to have to try your recipe soon. Thanks for humoring me and accepting the challenge.

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    1. Thanks Ann! I love yours too :) yes, that sandwich is amazing, and I am still hording my whole sandwiches!!

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  3. Thanks so much for your beautiful dip and the inspiration to make my own ZUMMUS!

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    1. Thanks Justine! Yours sounds fantastic!!

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  4. Am I missing something? I thought hummus needed Garbonzo beans (Chickpeas). I have never seen a recipe for hummus that doesn't include them... The recipe looks great other than that!

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