Bean-Free Zucchini Hummus (Zummus)

Vegan, Gluten-free, Grain-Free; Free of: peanuts, tree nuts, coconut, soy, eggs, dairyMakes about 1-1/2 cups dip
Course Dip
Cuisine Mediterranean
Keyword bean free hummus, paleo hummus, zucchini hummus
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 12 servings (2 Tablespoons each)
Calories 65kcal
Author Sarah Jane Parker


  • 4 cups zucchini peeled and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon olive or avocado oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Dash salt + pepper
  • 1/3 cup tahini unsalted
  • 2 Tablespoons egg-free and soy-free mayo*
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar or 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin + more if you prefer
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • Dash black pepper


  • Preheat your oven to 400° F
  • While your oven is warming up, wash and peel zucchini, then cut it in chunks. You will need 4 cups of zucchini pieces
  • In a large bowl, toss the zucchini pieces with the olive oil, garlic powder, and dash of salt and pepper
  • Spread zucchini on a sheet pan and roast in the oven for 15-20 minutes. You want the zucchini to be soft but not mushy
  • Remove the roasted zucchini from the oven and let cool, about 15-20 minutes
  • Add the roasted zucchini to a blender along with the tahini, egg-free soy-free mayo, garlic powder, salt, cumin, chili powder, and pepper. Add more or less cumin and chili pepper to your taste preference
  • Blend until smooth, about 2 minutes, stopping to scrape down the sides a couple times
  • Chill for several hours before serving. The zummus thickens up as it chills, so it works well to make this ahead of time and chill for a few hours before serving if you want it thick like regular hummus. Letting it chill also allows the flavors to settle into the zummus
  • Enjoy with some gluten-free Rice Works chips!


* We love Hampton Creek's Just Mayo, which is also available at Walmart


Calories: 65kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 116mg | Potassium: 138mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 100IU | Vitamin C: 7.7mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 0.5mg