Zucchini Avocado Hummus with Roasted Shrimp

Zucchini Avocado Hummus is a raw, vegan and paleo option that is rich, creamy and chock full of healthy fats. 

Zucchini Avocado Hummus with Roasted Shrimp | Simply Fresh Dinners

Did I mention that it simply requires a toss into your high speed blender and you’ve got a great addition to seafood,  veggie platters,  chicken, veggie burgers or wraps.  You’re only limited by your imagination!

Barrie Hill Farms Zucchini | Simply Fresh Dinners

We had our final Feast at the Farm two weeks ago and Chef Chris Pyne made an amazing zucchini hummus that was simply the freshest, zestiest thing I’ve ever put in my mouth!  With these beautiful zucchini freshly picked from the fields at Barrie Hill Farms, I had to try creating my own version.

Zucchini Avocado Hummus in Vitamix

Using my Vitamix makes it all so easy.  This magical blender can turn raw veggies into creamy deliciousness in less than 2 minutes.  How perfect!  I get excited every single time I use this powerhouse.  You can check out my other Vitamix recipes here.

I paired the hummus with my very favorite shrimp – Wild Caught Argentinian Shrimp from Marina del Rey.  Have you tried them yet?  You won’t believe the sweet, juiciness of these plump beauties.  I can’t get enough.  My favorite way to prepare them is a quick roasting – no fuss, no muss.

Zucchini Avocado Hummus with Roasted Shrimp | Simply Fresh Dinners

I’m running a little behind with new recipes because my new company, More Media Inc. has been keeping me super busy but I’m finally finding a little time to get back in the kitchen and whip up a few things.  I hope you’ll love this as much as I do!

Below you’ll see some photos from our feast at the farm.  It was an amazing day and even though the rain kept us under a large tent it didn’t dampen our spirits.  We still had time to tour the fields when the sun peeked through for a little bit.  Then we sat down to a meal that I’ll never forget.  I know our influencer guests from Toronto will remember it as well.  I loved their enthusiasm!

 

Zucchini rolled with Goat Cheese and Balsamic Crema | Simply Fresh Dinners

Zucchini rolled with Goat Cheese and Balsamic Crema

Sunflowers at Barrie Hill Farms | Simply Fresh Dinners

Gorgeous sunflowers in the market

Feast at Barrie Hill Farms | Simply Fresh Dinners

We picked the sunflowers in the field that morning for our table!

Dotti Potts Clay Design Studio & Gallery in Barrie generously made the beautiful tableware for our feasts. How lucky are we!

Beetroot Agnolotti, Beet Greens, Pickled Beets, Pumpkin Seed and Dill Pesto | Simply Fresh Dinners

Beetroot Agnolotti, Beet Greens, Pickled Beets, Pumpkin Seed and Dill Pesto.

This was mind blowing!

Chef Chris Pyne at Barrie Hill Farms. | Simply Fresh Dinners

Chef Chris Pyne carving  Blueberry Marinated Grilled Beef Flank.

Chris is the chef at the very popular Michael & Marions restaurant in Barrie.

Everyone went for seconds!

Cardamom Caramel Baked Apple with Granola and French Vanilla Ice Cream | Simply Fresh Dinners

Each plate was a work of art and this dessert took our breath away!

This was a summer to remember and I cannot wait to feast again in the fields.  It’s such a pleasure to share the magic of the farms with new friends.  Thanks to all the lovely influencers who joined us in celebrating healthy, whole foods !

I’ve mentioned lots of brands in this post today but was not compensated in any way.  This is simply a way of showing my appreciation for great produce and exceptional products!

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Zucchini Avocado Hummus with Roasted Shrimp

Zucchini Avocado Hummus is a raw, vegan and paleo option that is rich, creamy and chock full of healthy fats. 
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Canadian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings 10
Author Robyn Gleason

Ingredients

  • 1 lb zucchini, chopped into 4 inch pieces (2 medium zucchinis)
  • 1 ripe avocado, peeled and pitted
  • 2 cloves garlic,
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon serrano pepper
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice (or lemon - your preference)
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup tahini (sesame seed paste)
  • GARNISHES
  • tomatoes, cilantro, whatever turns you on!

Instructions

  1. Place zucchini and avocado in high powered blender or food processor.  Blend until broken down.  Add remaining ingredients and blend until smooth and creamy.  

  2. Using spatula, pour hummus into a bowl, scraping sides.  

  3. Refrigerate any leftovers in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

  4. Roasted Shrimp Recipe: https://simplyfreshdinners.com/2017/02/roasted-harissa-shrimp.html

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7 Comments

  • Reply
    Mona
    September 16, 2017 at 1:53 pm

    What a great way to use up all that summer zucchini. This dish looks amazing.

    • Reply
      Robyn
      September 18, 2017 at 4:12 am

      Thanks so much, Mona. I love the combo of zucchini and avocado and with a little heat added, it was lip smacking good! Thanks so much for stopping by!

  • Reply
    Tricia @ Saving Room for Dessert
    September 17, 2017 at 10:30 am

    What a wonderful feast at the farm! And your recipe for hummus is inspired 🙂 I love those healthy fats – and it looks so creamy and delicious. Sharing and pinning 🙂
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      Robyn
      September 18, 2017 at 3:54 am

      It certainly was different, Tricia, lol. It didn’t taste the same as the chef’s but it sure was tasty. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  • Reply
    sue | theviewfromgreatisland
    September 17, 2017 at 11:20 am

    This is absolutely stunning Robyn, what an amazing experience…I’m going to make up a batch of that hummus today, and Marina Del Rey shrimp is the best! Sharing all around!
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      Robyn
      September 18, 2017 at 3:50 am

      It really was such a fun summer, Sue. I met so many fun foodies and celebrating in the field with great food and some wine was the best!

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    Blair
    September 18, 2017 at 6:38 am

    This hummus sounds delicious, and that feast must have been amazing! Tasty menu and beautiful photos! Glad to hear that you’re staying busy with your new adventure! xoxo

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