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Roasted Red Pepper Zucchini Hummus (Paleo, Vegan) [VIDEO]

This paleo and vegan roasted red pepper zucchini hummus is nut free and grain free, and it’s a delicious low-carb alternative to the chickpea version!

Roasted Red Pepper Zucchini Hummus paleo vegan

When I used to be a hummus lover (and boy, did I eat a TON of it), I used to always get the roasted red pepper flavor because it was so delicious. These days, I don’t eat much grains anymore, except for white rice occasionally, but I do get a hankering for a good hummus dip to go with my veggies and crackers now and then.

Recently, I’ve been seeing zucchini being used in such creative ways, like getting blended into smoothies and sauces to create a creamy texture. So I thought, why not try to make a hummus with it?

I was so surprised to find out how well this recipe turned out, especially after sweating out the zucchini to remove the moisture. I just love the versatility of this vegetable and I’m so happy I found a way to enjoy hummus without grains or nuts (which many paleo hummus is made of).

I’ve been eating this with almost everything (it was ESPECIALLY amazing on some grilled pork chops) and I just can’t get enough!

Roasted Red Pepper Zucchini Hummus paleo vegan

If you don’t love roasted red peppers, you can just do without it for a regular hummus or customize it any way you want! I’m planning to make an olive version next.

The video I posted above shows that I used 2 red bell peppers, but I’m adjusting the recipe to use one so you can taste the hummus part more than the bell peppers. I ended up doubling the other ingredients to blend again to even out the flavors, so excuse the minor detail error.

If you are avoiding grains and/or nuts, or if you are just looking for a great low carb dip recipe, try out this Roasted Red Pepper Zucchini Hummus and you’ll want to slather it on ALL the things!

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Roasted Red Pepper Zucchini Hummus paleo vegan
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Roasted Red Pepper Zucchini Hummus (Paleo, Vegan)

This paleo and vegan roasted red pepper zucchini hummus is nut free and grain free, and it's a delicious low-carb alternative to the chickpea version!
Course Appetizer, Condiment
Cuisine Mediterranean
Prep Time 55 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 7 minutes
Author Jean Choi

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups of peeled and cubed zucchini about 1 large zucchini
  • 1 red bell pepper halved, seeded, and cored
  • Juice from 1/2 lemon
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • Optional: Fresh herbs, paprika, and/or olive oil for garnish

Instructions

  • Use 1/2 tsp of sea salt to salt the zucchini and toss. Let sit for 20 minutes in a colander, then pat dry with a paper towel.
  • Heat the oven to broil.
  • Place the bell pepper on a baking sheet with the skin side up. Broil them for 5-10 minutes until the skin is black and charred.
  • Place the bell pepper in a bowl, and cover with a plate so it can steam for 5 minutes. Uncover, peel the skin, then cut into chunks.
  • In a food processor, combine lemon juice and tahini and blend until creamy.
  • Add zucchini, olive oil, garlic, and 1/2 tsp of sea salt. Blend.
  • Finally, add the roasted red peppers and blend until creamy. Add more salt if needed.
  • Transfer to a bowl and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes so the hummus can thicken.
  • Garnish with herbs, paprika or more olive oil, and serve cold.

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Paleo Cauliflower Nacho Cheese

Paleo cauliflower nacho cheese only takes 5 minutes to make, and it’s nut free and dairy free so anyone can enjoy it! 

Paleo Vegan Cauliflower Nacho Cheese

Well, the June gloom of Southern California is officially over! It’s hot and sunny over here, and I absolutely love it. I made it to the beach this past weekend, enjoyed some sunbathing, went on long walks around the neighborhood, and made this cauliflower nacho cheese sauce. It was glorious.

It’s been a very, very long time since I had cheese, but that doesn’t mean I don’t get cravings for it. Because CHEESE, guys. It’s just wonderful. Most dairy substitutes are made with nuts, but my digestion isn’t great when I eat a ton of nuts at a time. So when I recently saw that many bloggers were using frozen cauliflower in smoothies to make it creamy, I thought it would be a great idea to make this nacho cheese sauce with it. And it really delivers on the velvety texture!

Paleo Vegan Cauliflower Nacho Cheese

Sure, you can dip just about anything in this cauliflower nacho cheese, but I highly recommend you enjoy it with Siete Foods Tortilla Chips. They are just so darn crispy and delicious, and I’ve become a serious addict (especially the lime flavor!). If you don’t want to use it as a dip, you can even use it as sauce or dressing. I put it over some roasted potatoes the other day, and ermagah, the combination was amazing!

If you can’t eat the real stuff like me, and you want some cheese in your life, you gotta make this recipe. It’s healthy, nutritious, and allergen-free!

Paleo Vegan Cauliflower Nacho Cheese

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Paleo Cauliflower Nacho Cheese

Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Place all ingredients in a high-powered blender.
  • Blend until smooth and creamy.
  • Use as dip, sauce, or dressing! This nacho cheese is great heated or chilled. Store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
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Cauliflower Nacho Cheese (Paleo, Vegan, Whole30)

Caramelized Onion Bacon Dip

caramelized onion bacon dipSo I hear Super Bowl’s this Sunday??? I really do like to watch football, but I don’t care for either of the teams playing this year. But it’s okay. I still love game day food, Super Bowl commercials, and the half time show so I will keep myself entertained during the game.

Speaking of game day food, I’ve got a good one for you today (Steve Harvey style). After wings, dips are my favorite thing to eat while watching a game. Well, maybe I love nachos more, but aren’t nachos the same thing as dips? Instead of dipping chips or veggies into the dip, you lay down the chips first and pour the dip part over everything. Just a thought. This is what happens when I start writing a blog post without a plan. Back to the recipe…

caramelized onion bacon dip

caramelized onion bacon dip

The combination of bacon and caramelized onion is hard to beat in this dip. And it’s dairy free! I doubt you’ll notice though. It’s just as creamy as any dairy filled dip I’ve ever tasted. So if you are thinking of what to make for Sunday that go beautifully with your cheap beer, I highly recommend this ooey gooey and highly addictive caramelized onion bacon dip. With that name, it really can’t go wrong.

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Caramelized Onion Bacon Dip

Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup raw cashews
  • 2 slices thick cut bacon, chopped
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • Fresh cracked peppers, to taste
  • Sea salt, to taste
  • 1/2 cup paleo mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 tsp raw apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp crushed red pepper
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne (optional)
  • Chopped green onions, for garnish.

Instructions

  • Soak cashews for at least 1 hour.
  • Heat a pan to medium high heat
  • Cook chopped bacon on the pan until they are brown and crispy.
  • Remove the bacon bits with a slotted spoon and set aside, leaving the bacon grease in the pan.
  • Add the onions into the pan. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Reduce the heat to medium-low, and cook stirring occasionally for 20 minutes until the onions are caramelized. Remove from heat.
  • Drain the cashews and place in a food processor.
  • Add mayo, nutritional yeast, raw apple cider vinegar, onion powder, crushed red pepper, salt, and cayenne (optional) in the food processor and blend until smooth and creamy.
  • Place in a bowl, then add bacon bits and caramelized onions and mix well.
  • Sprinkle with green onions. Serve with chips and/or sliced vegetables.

Caramelized Onion Bacon Dip - Paleo Dairy Free Whole30