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FODMAP Friendly hummus with miso and zucchini

FODMAP friendly hummus using zucchini and miso paste from www.georgeats.comDid you ever think you’d hear the words FODMAP friendly hummus? Did I ever think I’d be making something called FODMAP friendly hummus? That would be a firm no from here. Given that hummus generally comprises predominantly of chickpeas and garlic, it’s not something I’ve eaten in a long time. Hummus has such a cult following, though, that it’s basically unavoidable, so I decided to take matters into my own hands.

This hummus uses zucchini as the prime ingredient. Gasp, I know. Zucchini. It doesn’t contain any garlic. Blasphemous, I know. If you’d like to add garlic and it doesn’t affect you adversely, be my guest. If you’re anything like me though (intolerant to everything under the sun) then this hummus tastes just as good without the garlic. Said as a hugely biased party who hasn’t added garlic to a meal in 3 years.

As most hummus is, this recipe is vegan, gluten free, and can be whipped up in 5 minutes flat. It still retains the fibrous aspect of a regular hummus, thanks to the zucchini and secret thickening ingredient, psyllium husk. It doesn’t contain nearly as much protein, but you could add some hemp seeds to your blender to boost the content a little.


  • 500g zucchini, peeled (about 3 large)
  • 4 tablespoons tahini
  • 1 tablespoon light miso paste (I used genmai)
  • 1-2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1-2 tablespoons lemon juice, to taste
  • 50g preserved lemon (about 1 medium – large piece, roughly a large lemon quarter)
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • Generous freshly cracked pepper
  • 1-2 teaspoons psyllium husk

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  1. Whack all the ingredients in the blender except for the psyllium husk, and blitz until a liquid forms. Add the psyllium, 1 teaspoon at a time, and blend again. I use a Nutribullet, so I blend for around 30 seconds. After that, assess if you need the second teaspoon of psyllium, depending on how thick you like your hummus. Serve with crudite, crackers, or the dukkah roasted carrot salad.



    1. Hi Shelly, the miso is really a flavour and creaminess booster for the hummus so I’d say you could leave it out. Maybe use a little extra tahini to compensate!

  1. Thinking I had a small zucchini in the fridge, I decided to make your hummus. Imagine my surprise when it was not a zuchinni but a cucumber! Not to be daunted, I made a small portion anyway. It worked a treat and was delicious.

  2. This turned out delicious, despite not having the preserved lemon. I also left out the oil. Because of that mine turned out a little bit on the thin side. Any thoughts on what could be included to make it less watery? Just found your website and I’m excited to try more recipes!!

      1. It actually firmed up a bit sitting in the fridge and it’s perfect!! Such a delicious recipe that I can’t stop eating it!

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