By MCFM Nutrition Interns
- 3 medium raw zucchini, chopped into small cubes
- 2-3 cloves garlic
- Juice of 1 lemon, about ¼ cup of juice
- 1/4 cup of tahini
- ½ cup of olive oil
- 1 Tablespoon Fresh herbs (e.g. parsley, oregano, basil)
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- Salt and pepper to taste*
Place all ingredients in a food processor or high-speed blender and blend until creamy.
Zucchini, a member of the squash family, is rich in antioxidants as well as vitamin A (especially the golden variety) and a good source of potassium. When preparing, keep the skins on for added fiber!
Fresh, tender zucchini can be eaten raw in salads, or plain as a snack. Zucchini’s delicate flavor pairs well with many flavors and can be made sweet or savory.
*Option not included in nutrition facts
Nutrition Facts: Serving Size 2 tablespoons (35g), Calories 60 (Calories from fat 50), Total Fat 6g (Saturated Fat 1g, Trans Fat 0g), Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 0mg, Total Carbohydrate 2g, Dietary Fiber 0g, Sugars 1g, Protein 1g, Vitamin A 2%, Vitamin C 10%, Calcium 0%, Iron 2%
Nutrition Facts provided by Allina Health.
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