Zucchini Week Wrap Up

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Recipes by: Rj of Urban Table

Photo Styling & Art Direction by: Traci of Urban Table

Photography & Art Direction by: Heather of Heather Gill Photography

Wow, what a week! We are so grateful for all the likes and comments.  We certainly had fun putting this together for you.  So if you missed anything let’s do a recap of what we did.

We started with dessert first, because life is short and needs to be savored.  So first up was Lemon Zucchini Cookies.

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With that we had a wonderful Zucchini Slaw to go with all the cookouts you will no doubt be doing very soon if not already.

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Next up was a wonderful chilled soup.  Chilled Zucchini Soup for those hot days this summer.

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We followed that up with a hummus.  Grilled Zucchini Hummus can be served warm or chilled.  And we liked it with crisp fresh vegetables or pita bread.

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And finished the week at the grill with Herbed Parmesan Grilled Zucchini.

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We had a wonderful time this week.  Please join us again next week for our new ingredient.  We are looking forward to connecting with you.  If you have had the time to make any of the recipes, please let us know in the comments or on our Facebook page.  Have a wonderful weekend.  See you Monday!

Modern Day Forager

Zucchini Hummus

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Recipes by: Rj of Urban Table

Photo styling & Art Direction by: Traci of Urban Table

Photography & Art Direction by: Heather of Heather Gill Photography

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Did you know you can make hummus out of almost anything?  Well here is our take on zucchini hummus and its delightful!  With a little prep you can have this ready to go for a party days ahead of time.  For the zucchini, choose medium to small ones.  If once you slice them open, you see the seeds are large and watery, use a melon baller or spoon to scrape out.  Don’t dig too deep, you don’t have to get them all.  If they appear firm and the seeds are small you don’t need this step. Enjoy!

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Grilled Zucchini Hummus

Makes approximately 2 cups

1 large zucchini (about 1 pound total)

1/4 cup tahini

3 to 4 cloves of garlic

1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

1 teaspoon cumin

1 teaspoon smoked paprika

1/2 teaspoon salt

  1. Heat grill to high.  Use an oil-soaked paper towel held with tongs to lightly oil the grill grates. We also tried with a grill pan and it worked very well.
  2. Remove the ends of zucchini, then slice in half, lengthwise.
  3. If you find the seeds are large and watery, use a melon baller or spoon to scrape out.  Don’t dig too deep, you don’t have to get them all.  If they appear firm and the seeds are small you don’t need this step.
  4. Place the zucchini on the grill, cut side up, then reduce heat to low.  Cook for 10 minutes, just until browned and starting to get tender.  Set aside to cool.
  5. When zucchini has cooled enough to handle, place in a food processor.  Add tahini, garlic, lemon juice, cumin, smoked paprika and salt.  Process for 1 minute or until smooth.

The hummus can be served immediately or you can chill it for up to a week.  The hummus will thicken slightly as it chills.

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We enjoyed this with red and white radishes.  You can also serve with fresh pita, carrots or other vegetables for a new summer favorite side dish.

We would love to hear if you tried this recipe.  You can connect with us in the comments or on our Facebook page.

Modern Day Forager