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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 37.9
  • Total Fat: 2.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 43.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 3.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.3 g
  • Protein: 1.3 g

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Lemon Zucchini Dip

Submitted by: CHEF_MEG
Lemon Zucchini Dip

Introduction

This dip is great for a midday snack alongside vegetables or whole-grain crackers or as a cold sauce for sandwiches. This dip is great for a midday snack alongside vegetables or whole-grain crackers or as a cold sauce for sandwiches.
Number of Servings: 8

Ingredients

    2 small zucchini (about 2 cups)
    2 tablespoons tahini*
    1/2 bunch parsley, leaves only, chopped (about 1/4 cup)
    1 garlic clove, peeled
    1 large lemon, zested and juiced (about 2 tablespoons juice)
    1/4 teaspoon celery seed
    1 tablespoon sun-dried tomato paste**
    1/4-1/2 cup water, depending on the thickness you desire

    * Tahini is sesame paste, found in the Mediterranean section of most supermarkets.

    ** Or 1 sun-dried tomato soaked in one tablespoon hot water.

Tips

I love to use this sauce when I have left over pork tenderloin. It brightens the whole meal.
Look for young, small zucchini; they work best for this recipe. Large zucchini are fibrous and really only suitable for baked goods.


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Directions

Puree all ingredients in a food processor until smooth. Cover and chill. Will keep for one week in refrigerator.
Makes 8 servings (1/4 cup each)






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  • 8 of 8 people found this review helpful
    Wow, I just made this and ate it with some baked snack bread and it was amazing! At first I was a little overwhelmed by the amount of lemon but that was when I tried it with nothing.. but on a snack like the one I mentioned above, it went together very well.

    I ate them with Grissol Crispy Baguett - 3/9/11

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  • Very Good
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Tried it immediately, replaced sundried tomatoes with fresh ones. Awesome! - 3/9/11

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  • 3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Wow the dip should count as a vegetable serving! - 3/8/11

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    You can make your own Tahini by toasting 2 cups of sesame seeds and then adding 2 Tbsp of olive oil while running it through a blender or food processor until it forms a paste. Store it in an air tight jar in the fridge. - 8/3/13

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    The picture looks awesome... what in the actual recipe is making it white? I see no yogurt or sour cream in it. Has it been omitted in the recipe? - 8/3/13

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Didn't have any tomato paste but was eager to make it anyway, so I went ahead and it still tastes amazing! Don't listen to everyone else who says it isn't worth the effort. Definitely was, especially if you're a zucchini lover. - 6/9/13

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Delicious, even without the tahini! - 3/4/13

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    WOW !!! What a delicious dip !! I used diced sun-dried tomatoes (as that's what I had in fridge). - 8/3/12

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  • 2 of 4 people found this review helpful
    For everyone looking to substitute for tahini, try all natural peanut butter - the kind without sugar. It won't taste exactly the same but for my meat and potatoes Midwestern family, they prefer the taste to tahini. - 8/3/12

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  • O.K.
    2 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Fresh out of the blender, this is just alright. It may improve after sitting overnight and blending more, but so far I wouldn't say it's worth the chopping effort. Also, this may not be the best mid-day snack if you plan on breathing near anyone right afterward due to the garlic. - 8/8/11

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  • Very Good
    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This actually sounds great, but could you please try posting photos to go along accurately with the dish? (NO 5 stars ever until that happens.) - 9/20/12

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  • 1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    looks and seems quite appetizing. Just more ideas to use Zucchini. - 8/3/12

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Find Tahini in bulk, which is cheaper and at the health food store. I'd like to know what makes the dip look like there is sour cream or yogurt in it in the picture? - 7/9/12

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Love this dip a new way to use zucchini. I have use as a spread on my Vegan burgers - 8/28/11

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  • 1 of 9 people found this review helpful
    I can't wait to try it - 3/8/11

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  • The picture accompanying this recipe makes it look creamy like a dip. I followed the recipe exactly (except for the water---I only used 1/8 c or less), and it came out soupy and watery, and not at all like a dip. The lemon flavor was overwhelming. Wonder if there's an ingredient missing in recipe. - 6/6/14

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  • Substitute tahini width yogurt!!!!!!!!!!! - 8/17/13

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  • I am not sure what was suppose to make the dip white. Mine is green since it didn't say to peel the zucchini first..oh..oh. More vitamins for me! I left out the Tahini, added dill weed and lemon basil since I was out of parsley and celery seed. I guess in trying a new recipe I made one up.lol - 8/16/13

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Just what I've been looking for!
    Please give us more pre-dinner low-cal dips! - 10/3/12

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  • 0 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I haven't made this yet but looking forward to going and getting the ingredients tomorrow. Sounds so great and I am sure that many in the house will love it. - 8/3/12

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Excellent.........very refreshing!!! - 8/3/12

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  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I HAVW SOME GRATED ZUCHNINNI IN FREEZER I THINK I WILL TRY USING IN THIS . I HOPE THE FROZEN WORKS. THANKS - 7/4/12

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  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I've never been able to find tahini. Can I leave it out or substitute and not lose flavor? - 6/7/12

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Ok, at the rish of sounding stupid, lol, what is Tahini ? - 6/7/12

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  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I'm anxious to give this one a try as I have some zucchini growing in my garden with 10 about 3 inches long, sounds yummy - 6/7/12

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  • This is absolutely delicious! - 9/18/11

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  • This was great I added more garlic and a bit of salt. - 8/7/11

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  • Good
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I wouldn't add the garlic. - 8/3/11

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  • 0 of 5 people found this review helpful
    This sounds really good. I'll get zucchini at the Farmer's market this weekend to try it. Have everything else on hand. - 8/3/11

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    It has tahini and zucchini - what's not to like? - 8/3/11

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I tried this today. I love combined tastes. - 6/9/11

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  • This is delicious. I ate 2 servings of it with 25g of tortilla chips - a perfect snack! :) - 5/28/11

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  • This was a nice change from the usual dips we have. - 3/8/11

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  • Tasty. - 3/8/11

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  • I love raw food. This recipe has plenty in it. - 1/18/11

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    For the person wanting to know what Tahini is, I looked it up and there you go (I didn't know what it is either)...Tahini (also tehina) (Arabic: طحينه‎
    ), is a paste of ground sesame seeds used in North African, Greek, Turkish and Middle Eastern cuisine. It is made - 6/8/12

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