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My dip is better than your dip

June 26, 2009

I’m just going to be blunt about this.  My dip is better than your dip.  Sure, I like your garlicky-cream cheese spread and this girl is not going to turn down your black bean salsa, either.  And for goodness sake, I am a vegetarian and that’s practically synomomous with hummus so pass that spread right along too.

But, generally, when you consume a lot of these dips, especially with “indulgent” dippers like carb-loaded pita squares, tortilla chips, pretzel rods, you end up eating a lot of carbs and fat with very little fiber and true nutrition.

But that problem is solved.  You no longer have to feel guilty eating this dip with Wheat-Thins (and by the way, why do they call them Wheat Thins?  They most certainly cause me to be more thick than thin.  Portion control is just no possible with these things!) because the dip has you covered in the vegetable department.

And if you go super-healthy and dip carrot sticks and celery into the dip, it’s like eating a vegetable on top of a vegetable. 

You’ll hit your 5 recommended servings of veggies in like 2 dips flat.


Beanless Zucchini Hummus (adapted from clean eating magazine)

2 raw zucchinis, peeled and chopped
1 raw yellow summer squash, peeled and chopped
6 tbsp lemon juice
4 cloves of garlic
2 tsp paprika
2 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp cumin
1 tsp turmeric
2 pinches cayenne pepper
1/2 c raw tahini
1/4 cup sesame seeds
1/4 roasted almonds

Place all ingredients, except oil and parsley, into a blender or food processer and blend until smooth or to desired consistency.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. June 26, 2009 2:48 pm

    I tried this last week. It was really good! Couldn’t get my SO to like it though. (He’s a bean hater so I thought for sure he’d like the new version.) I guess I’ll just continue slipping tofu into meals and telling him is a special cheese… “sorta like feta or goat cheese, but without the tang.” It works. lol

  2. June 26, 2009 3:37 pm

    Thanks for the recipe! Looks yummy!

  3. June 26, 2009 3:37 pm

    Oooh I love the Clean Eating mag! this recipe looks delicious and I love how colorful it is too!


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