Paleo Hummus Mariel Lewis October 22, 2012 Appetizers, Dairy Free, For the Fit, Gluten Free, Low Carb, Low Sugar, Middle Eastern, Nut Free, On a Budget, Paleo, Paleo-Vegan, Quick and Easy, Side Dishes, Soy Free, Vegan, Vegetarian 12 Comments A Paleo Hummus Appetizer Recipe! Appetizers. What is it about them that attract us so much? Is it the fact that we get to share them with people? Is it that they are fun to eat, which is why sometimes they are referred as “finger food”? Is it that it is an “easier” dish to put together? Or is it simply because people relate them to parties, get-togethers or dining out? Whatever the reason may be people of all ages love these finger-licking-good dishes. I know I do! And lots! There is just something super appealing to me about preparing a delectable appetizer before dinner; a time where my husband and I sit down and enjoy some quality time together, sharing details about our day and satiating our cravings with delicious and healthy food. Today’s healthy appetizer is Paleo hummus! Made with zucchini, not garbanzo beans (since they are not Paleo approved), which makes it lower caloric and easier to digest. Oh, they joy of finding ways to make trendy (high caloric) dishes, healthy and Paleo friendly! This, my friends, is a winner and a must-try. Have fun inviting people over and sharing your homemade appetizer. Get the full recipe here! 12 Responses Shane October 23, 2012 I’ve been thinking about trying to muster up a paleo-friendly hummus but now I don’t need to! I’m glad I stumbled upon this. What do you usually use as a “dipper?” I can always resort to gluten-free crackers but I’d rather not as it’s not true paleo. Raw veggies don’t usually cut it for me. Thanks for sharing this recipe! Mariel Lewis October 23, 2012 Shane, try using sweet potato chips or vegetable chips! Christina January 7, 2013 Thanks for this great dipper! However I think the lemon juice should be added slowly until it reaches the right consistency. I used two lemons, that were super juicy and my dip is a little runny. Next time I would add it slowly until it’s just right. Other than it super yummy dip, I used jicama for a good crunch. Oh, and I added a little hot Chinese mustard for an extra kick since l like spice. Mariel Lewis November 2, 2013 Nice job, Christina! Love the jicama idea!! MMM! Haidee January 21, 2013 Yum, yum, yum, yum, yum! Enjoying some with my lunch Thanks for this fantastic recipe! Ana Mari March 1, 2013 This looks delicious. I’m assuming you can freeze this hummus. Right? Mariel Lewis March 1, 2013 I never have before, but I dont see why you couldn’t freeze it. 😉 Ana Mari March 2, 2013 BTW, how do you store the sesame tahini once it’s been opened? No where in the can does it specify to refrigerate, but since it’s a paste I was wondering if it will spoil in the pantry. Mariel Lewis November 2, 2013 I know, the packaging does not specify (boo). I just went ahead and refrigerated it! TalesofaKitchen March 16, 2013 Hi! We tried your zucchini hummus recipe yesterday, for a picnic dinner, and we loved it! We added a bit of crushed cumin seeds, black pepper and some chili flakes. Yum! Mariel Lewis March 16, 2013 Those additions sound wonderful! Thanks for sharing! Blaine January 12, 2014 This is amazing! I’ll have to go easy on it though because I liked it a little bit too much 😉 V impressive. Thank you!