No Bean Zuchini Hummus {elephant Tuesday’s}

So, I’ve been on a bit of a hummus kick lately. But, having just finished a cleanse traditional hummus made with garbanzo beans can be a little bit heavy and dense in a belly that feels light and clean. Enter, zucchini. Not only is this little veggie abundant and in season right now, but it makes for a delicious and light version of hummus that doesn’t leave you feeling bloated and uncomfortable!


  • 2 – 3 zucchini, peeled
  • 3/4 cup raw tahini (this can be pricey so if you can’t find raw, don’t beat yourself up about it!)
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 Tbs ground cumin
  • optional: 2 cloves garlic


  1. In a food processor or high-speed blender, combine all of the ingredients and blend until thick and smooth
  2. Serve in your favorite dish (I got mind from Cafe Gratitude up in San Francisco! I hear they are opening a new loation in Venice off of Rose Street…) & enjoy with cucumber, peppers, celery, carrot sticks, or wrap it up with your favorite veggies, some greens and maybe a bit of avocado?


About Caley Alyssa

As a D-1 collegiate athlete with a background in nutrition and anatomy, and an internship with a naturopathic center for healing, I found myself wanting to help people achieve healthier, happier lives. I quickly came to realize that I wanted to work with preventative therapeutic methods promoting active, energetic lifestyles rather then focusing on treatment centered around prescription drugs and the increasingly paramount “band-aid” mindset. In 2006, I moved to San Francisco and began to study yoga completing a 200 hour training with Yoga Tree. From there I've studied with Shiva Rea and obtained a certification to work with children and at risk youth. In 2010, my quest to bring health and happiness to others lead me to enroll with the Institute of Integrative Nutrition in New York to become a holistic health coach. Currently, I live in LA and am training with Dharma Mittra to obtain my 500 hour yoga certification. I love to share my lifelong journey of finding balance, wellness and happiness in all aspects of life!
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