Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus (no beans!)

March 15, 2008 at 6:23 am 15 comments

We are eating this stuff up…I’ve made it several times this week and it’s become a staple in the fridge. Our favorite way to eat it is rolled up with sprouts, cucumbers, and avocados in baby collard or romaine leaves (like a taco)…but it’s also delicious as a dip for flax crackers/veggies. Another fun way to eat dips is to core out the middle of a cucumber, stuff it with the hummus and then slice the cucumber into rounds.
During our demos of the RV, I have offered this dip on flax crackers to several people who were non-raw foodies and they LOVED it. It’s light, flavorful and perfect for the summer months.

Sun Dried Tomato Hummus
Ani‘s Raw Food Kitchen

2 c zucchini or summer squash, chopped
2 cloves garlic
Juice of 1 lemon (2 T)
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 cup tahini (I only used 1 T)
1 t sea salt
2 T parsley, chopped
1/3 c sun dried tomatoes, chopped
Pinch of paprika

Process zucchini, garlic, lemon juice, 1/4 c olive oil, tahini, and salt until smooth. Pour mixture into a bowl, and stir in parsley and sun dried tomatoes. Set aside and allow tomatoes to soak up moisture for 10 minutes or more. Stir well. (note: I did not let them soak, but instead just blended everything together all at once and it works fine that way as well). Sprinkle a pinch of paprika and drizzle w/a teaspoon of olive oil on top just before serving. Keeps for 2-3 days in the fridge.

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  • 1. Kristin  |  March 15, 2008 at 4:15 pm

    Oh my, oh my…looks very yummy for my tummy! Definitely will try this when I get home. I had a dream with you in it last night. Your friend had made these cake/frosting hats/wigs and you were wearing one…crazy huh? heehee.

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  • 2. Sarah  |  March 15, 2008 at 4:40 pm

    Oh you are good. I am stumbling this for future use. Yummy!

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  • 3. Aimee  |  March 16, 2008 at 11:35 pm

    looks fabulous. i’ll be getting some squash on Tuesday at my coop so I’ll make some then! I have everything else on hand!

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  • 4. Abby  |  March 17, 2008 at 7:18 pm

    I’m not a raw person or even vegetarian but we are trying hard to learn to love our fruits and veggies around here more and I’m using our little cheapo blender more and more and I’m also finding many times where I wish I had something nicer that I could put more whole foods in or that would crush some ice in with my smoothies effortlessly, or maybe even try and make my own nutbutters at home. . . I saw somewhere you said you sell vitamixers. Well I thought there was just one but then I was looking them up on line and WHOA! How does a person decide which one to get? And why are there so many different models?

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  • 5. livelightly  |  March 17, 2008 at 8:15 pm

    Hi Abby!
    Yay for adding fruits and veggies! Yes, Vitamixes are great for so much more than just smoothies. The main difference between the models is that the more expensive ones do grains and knead dough. You can see more comparisons on their website…just click on the Vitamix logo on my sidebar or on top toolbar. If you do end up getting one…just make sure you give them my affiliate number.

    Thanks so much!

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  • 6. Andrea  |  March 18, 2008 at 4:54 am

    ok, Sara, I want to know how to make flax crackers without a dehydrator! Got any good recipes?

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  • 7. Onna  |  March 19, 2008 at 4:28 am

    This looks fantastic. I’m one of those who would like to eventually get into Raw foods, but my plate is so full with cloth diapers, midwifery school, Birth Center, kid, school… yeah yeah. it’s all an excuse! Here’s my chance to start right? Thanks for posting great recipes!

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  • 8. Aimee  |  March 20, 2008 at 2:16 am

    big ouch-ola. made this DELICIOUS hummus today but got horrible gas/bloating/diarrhea. Squash, zucchini, and cucumbers all do that to me, but I thought since it was processed it might make it more digestible. Nope, it was bad. So I will envy squash hummus eaters from afar and stick with the chickpeas 🙂

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  • 9. Amber  |  March 20, 2008 at 3:57 pm

    Question what is tahini and where do I find it? I can’t wait to make this next week!

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  • 10. livelightly  |  March 21, 2008 at 4:42 pm

    Andrea…you can make flax crackers by putting them in the oven on the lowest temp. If you want to keep them truly raw and try to do it without a dehydrator, set the oven temp for the lowest setting and leave the oven door open a crack. It should be close to the right temp. Here is a recipe for some fancy ones…
    http://goneraw.com/recipes/10-Tomato-Cilantro-Flax-Cracker
    They are super simple though…and cheap to make! Here is a simpler recipe: http://www.living-foods.com/recipes/flaxcrackers.html
    Replace Braggs with soy sauce or raw soy sauce (nama shoyu).

    Aimee…sorry about the gas! This recipe has actually been great for us…so it just goes to show that you have to do what YOUR body wants! For me, chickpeas are the ultimate gas producers!

    Amber…tahini is sesame seed butter and can be found at any grocery store, usually by the peanut butters, but sometimes in the specialty organic and/or ethnic sections. I don’t LOVE the taste of it, but it gives great creaminess. I usually cut back the amount the recipe calls for … but some people ADORE tahini and eat it straight like a dip. 🙂

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  • 11. Onna  |  March 23, 2008 at 6:22 pm

    WOW the dip is great.. i’m taking it to our next baby shower in a few weeks! Thanks for posting it! It was my raw experience! I love it! AND the hubby even likes it too!

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  • 12. Food, glorious food at Today’s Homemaker  |  March 31, 2008 at 4:16 pm

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  • 13. Dawn  |  April 2, 2008 at 1:00 am

    I just made this for dinner tonight and put in in a collard wrap. We loved it!

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