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Low Carb Vegan and Creamy Smoky Paprika and Zucchini Hummus

I love buying hummus, but this recipe has me making it at home instead of having to go out and choose. It’s so simple and so delicious!


Homemade hummus doesn’t only have to use it’s regular chickpeas in the ingredients. If you enjoy low-carb foods, this hummus is for you. The main ingredient here is zucchini!

What goes into a Zucchini Hummus? 

Spice your hummus up with paprika and zucchini. A boost of flavor from the original hummus that is usually made from garbanzo beans. This one is made out of zucchini, with a hint of lemon, smoky paprika, garlic, tahini, olive oil, salt and sesame seeds. Super easy to make, and gives a whole new twist to deeping.

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This hummus makes another great recipe for the big game party coming up, or an afternoon snack. Low in calories and in carbs, yet is packed with iron to keep your energy levels up, in vitamin A for glowing skin and also calcium for immune boost.

More great recipes to try out at home:

Easy Russian Chicken and Cabbage Rolls with Fresh Veggies (Golubtsi) is super easy to make and is very delicious!

Simple 3 Ingredient Oven Baked BBQ Riblets are a great protein to enjoy as a main dish.

Making hummus at home is super easy! Especially if you have a food processor.


Low Carb Vegan and Creamy Smoky Paprika and Zucchini Hummus

Zucchini hummus with a kick of smoky paprika and fresh garlic cloves. Enjoy with crackers or fresh veggies!
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Course: Appetizer, Dinner, Lunch, Snack
Allergy: Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Nut Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 5
Calories: 268kcal



  • 2 small zucchini, peeled & roughly chopped
  • ¼ cup lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, minced, you can add more or less depending on taste
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • ½ cup tahini
  • cup sesame seeds


  • Place peeled and chopped zucchini along with all other ingredients to a food processor.
  • Process all ingredients until smooth. This could take up to a few minutes to create a smooth texture.
  • Serve with sliced vegetables and/or pita bread.


Feel free to add extra salt, lemon, paprika, or a pinch of cayenne to taste.


Serving: 263g | Calories: 268kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Sodium: 249mg | Potassium: 388mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 372IU | Vitamin C: 20mg | Calcium: 148mg | Iron: 3mg
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