Grilled zucchini hummus with fresh thyme


A delicious hummus variation with grilled zucchini, fresh thyme and grated lemon zest. Rich, dense, and fresh.

Grilled zucchini hummus with fresh thyme
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For 1 Batch(es)


  • 250 g zucchini
  • lemon zest to taste
  • 1 tbsp (or less) fresh thyme
  • 1 handful baby spinach
  • 1 can chickpeas
  • tahini to taste (I used 2 tsp)
  • 0.5 lemon (only the juice)
  • water
  • olive oil for garnish
  • salt and pepper to taste

Grilled zucchini hummus with fresh thyme Directions

  1. Wash the zucchini and cut off the tips. Using a sharp knife or a mandolin slicer, cut the zucchini into long strips (about 0,5 cm high). Brush with some olive oil and grill on a cast iron, frying pan with thick bottom or a barbecue for about 5 minutes each side. Set aside and let cool down completely.
  2. Place grilled zucchini, chickpeas (previously drained), tahini, a pinch of salt and pepper, a hint of lemon zest, fresh thyme, lemon juice and about 3 tablespoons of water in a blander. Blend everything until smooth and creamy. Add more water if you prefer your hummus less dense.

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  3. Add a handful of baby spinach and blend again. Taste and adjust with salt and pepper.

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  4. Transfer to a bowl, pour over a few teaspoons of olive oil and serve. Hummus becomes better after a few hours when the flavors are well blend together.

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Nutrition facts

(diet, vegetarian, gluten free, lactose free)
Per Serving


Saturday, 06 January 2018
Nice and easy to make recipe, thank you for sharing - Emilia Jasarovic

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