Grilled zucchini hummus with fresh thyme

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A delicious chickpea hummus variation with grilled zucchini, fresh thyme and grated lemon zest. Rich, dense, creamy and fresh.

Grilled zucchini hummus with fresh thyme

Grilled zucchini chickpea hummus with fresh thyme and lemon zest.
4 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine gluten free, lactose free, vegan
Servings 1 batch
Calories 111 kcal


  • 250 g zucchini
  • lemon zest to taste
  • 1 tbsp or less fresh thyme
  • 1 handful baby spinach
  • 1 can chickpeas
  • tahini to taste I used 2 tsp
  • 0.5 lemon only the juice
  • water
  • olive oil for garnish
  • salt and pepper to taste


Instructions: Grilled zucchini hummus with fresh thyme

  • Wash the zucchini and cut off the tips. Using a sharp knife or a mandolin slicer, cut the zucchini into long strips (about 0,5 cm high). Brush with some olive oil and grill on a cast iron, frying pan with thick bottom or a barbecue for about 5 minutes each side. Set aside and let cool down completely.
  • Place grilled zucchini, chickpeas (previously drained), tahini, a pinch of salt and pepper, a hint of lemon zest, fresh thyme, lemon juice and about 3 tablespoons of water in a blander. Blend everything until smooth and creamy. Add more water if you prefer your hummus less dense.
  • Add a handful of baby spinach and blend again. Taste and adjust with salt and pepper.
  • Transfer to a bowl, pour over a few teaspoons of olive oil.
  • Hummus becomes better after a few hours when the flavors are well blend together. Serve with crackers, bruschetta or fresh raw seasonal vegetables.


The nutritional values are generated automatically for indicative purposes only and are therefore not completely accurate.


Serving: 1batchCalories: 111kcal
Keyword chickpeas, cold appetizer, garlic, healthy recipe, tahini, zucchini
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Store in the fridge.

lot of love. B.

p.s. If you are looking for another creamy and fresh hummus recipe try my Basil, ginger and lemon hummus. (foto below)

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