Cilantro Lime Paleo Hummus

This is a super simple recipe that I like to whip up every now and then not just as a dip, but as a sauce. This version of Paleo hummus is flavored with cilantro and lime as well as the usual bad boys of hummus-goodness: good quality organic tahini and extra virgin olive oil. To make this Paleo and no-bean, I subbed in zucchini. Yeah, I know, it sounds weird. But trust me!

Cilantro Lime Paleo Hummus

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You have to peel your zucchini well, so that your Paleo hummus doesn’t end up tinged green. Other than that little trick, this Cilantro Lime Hummus is a breeze to put together. I like to make mine in my mini food processor because I like a slightly chunky not-quite-smooth texture, but if you’ve got more power than that and want your Cilantro Lime Hummus smoother, just keep processing it until the texture suits you.

Like all my favorite recipes, it seems, this one was an accident. I wanted to make a quick batch of Paleo hummus but was out of lemons. Since I can’t exactly just run out to the store to grab a replacement, I subbed in what I had: a couple of limes. By the time I’d blended it up, I realized that I loved the kick of the limes but wanted something to balance it out a little. So I pulsed in some fresh cilantro at the end to give it a nice fragrant herbal touch. I always make it the same way now – adding the cilantro last – because I like the little flecks of the leaves in the dip rather than blending it to the point that everything turns super duper Hulk green! I think it’s prettier this way.

However, if you want to use this as a sauce or salad dressing, just thin it down with a little water and keep going. The possibilities for the Cilantro Lime sauce you end up with are pretty much endless!

Cilantro Lime Hummus
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  • 2 zucchini, peeled and chopped into chunks
  • ¼ cup tahini
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Juice of two limes
  • 1 tsp roasted garlic powder
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro
  • Salt to taste
  1. Add the zucchni and tahini to a mini food processor and process until combined. {if you have a larger processor, you can skip this step and add all ingredients together}
  2. Add all remaining ingredients except the cilantro and salt: process to combine.
  3. Lastly, add the cilantro and season to taste with the salt.
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    • meatified says

      That was just some leftover chicken which we had with a salad that isn’t in the picture. Actually, if you blend the hummus smooth, it makes a great alternative to mayo for a chopped chicken salad!

  1. says

    Tahini is made from sesame seeds…I found this in Pinterest and thought it was a.i.p. But sesame seeds aren’t part of the autoimmune protocol


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