I have to admit week 5 was very sloppy! But week six is almost here and i am ready to get focused – again! Paleo is not about perfection (for me) and although I cheat something/someone always inspires me to keep on keepen on …..
going to start posting recipes – not meal plans
A Paleo Hummas 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.
Tools You’ll Need:
- Food processor
- Citrus juicer
- Measuring cups
- Measuring spoons
- 4 cups zucchini (peeled and chopped)
- ¾ cup sesame tahini
- ¼ cup olive oil
- Juice of 4 lemons
- 4 garlic cloves (peeled)
- 1 tablespoon cumin
- 2 teaspoons sea salt
- ¼ teaspoon paprika (for garnishing)
- Plug in your food processor, place all ingredients in (except paprika) and process until all ingredients have combined, and its consistency is smooth (like a paste).
- Pour the mix into a bowl; garnish with paprika and a dribble of olive oil.
- Serve immediately with baby carrots, celery, Paleo Sweet Potato Chips or vegetable potato chips.
* Makes 10 servings
* Nutritional Information (per serving): 183 calories; 16g fat; 6g carbohydrates; 5g protein