CucumberDillHummus@NancyCreative.com

Cucumber Dill Hummus

CucumberDillHummus@NancyCreative.com

If you’ve ever grown cucumbers in your garden, there’s a good chance you end up with more than you know what to do with! So here’s a recipe you can use some of those cucumbers in. If you’ve never tried making hummus before, this would be a great time to try it out–you can whip it up in a blender or food processor–it’s very easy to make! This hummus has a mild cucumber and dill flavor–if you really like dill, you might want to add in a little more for a stronger flavor.

CUCUMBER DILL HUMMUS by NancyC

Makes about 1 3/4 cups

  • 1 (15-ounce) can Garbanzo Beans (Chickpeas), rinsed and drained
  • Half of a medium-size cucumber, washed, peeled, and coarsely chopped (about 1  cup)
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/3 cup tahini
  • 1 teaspoon dried dill or 1 Tablespoon fresh dill (for a stronger dill flavor, add a little more)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • optional garnishes: a drizzle of olive oil, a sprinkle of fresh or dried dill, a sprinkle of paprika, 1 1/2 Tablespoons finely chopped cucumber

In a high-speed blender or food processor, add the Garbanzo beans, cucumber, and lemon juice; blend until smooth. Add in the olive oil, tahini, dill, salt, paprika, and minced garlic; blend all ingredients until smooth.

Spoon hummus into a small serving bowl and garnish with a drizzle of olive oil, a sprinkle of fresh or dried dill, a sprinkle of paprika, and/or some finely chopped cucumber. Serve with toasted pita bread, crackers, or veggies–cucumber slices are great with this! Cover and refrigerate any leftover hummus for up to 5 days.

It’s hard to believe there are just a few weeks left of summer! I’m really going to miss those long, sunny days and the abundance of home-grown fresh fruits and veggies. Have you grown any cucumbers in your garden this year?

Linked to Fiesta Friday, Simply Sundays, Sunday Features, Nifty Thrifty Sunday, Inspire Me Monday, Show and Share, Handmade Tuesdays, Tasty Tuesday, Wonderful Wednesday, Wow Me Wednesday, Wow Us Wednesdays, Wake Up Wednesday, Whimsy Wednesday, Inspiration Thursday, Full Plate Thursday, Create It Thursday, Thursday Favorite Things, Showcase Your Talent Thursday, Treasure Hunt Thursday, Share Your Style, Feathered Nest Friday.

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25 thoughts on “Cucumber Dill Hummus

  1. Jenny

    Wow, I love to make my own hummus, but I have never put cucumber or dill in it. I really will have to try this, since I absolutely love dill, and have it growing in our garden. Our cucumber crop was not good this year, but I can easily find some at farmers markets. Thank you so much for sharing this at Fiesta Friday!

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  2. Kaila

    Nancy, I love how you make your hummus with fresh veggies out of your garden! Yum! I’m sure your hummus will be a hit at the Fiesta! I don’t have my own garden quite yet, but I go to our local farm to pick berries and such each week. Fortunately, we’e just diving into apple season here. Thank you so much for joining us at FF, and have a wonderful weekend!! 🙂

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  3. Divine Spice Box

    I am a big Hummus lover. I practically eat it like a dip with just about anything and everything. Ur hummus pictures are so inviting that i want it to pop out of the screen and get to me right now !Love the cucumber and dill addition. Thanks for bringing to FF 🙂

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  4. tentimestea

    My grandparents grew some cucumbers this year. It was the first time so we were all very excited! They were dense, not too watery, and tasted lemony so I think they would have been perfect for this hummus!
    This hummus sounds so lovely with the cucumber and dill–what a wonderful use of fresh produce!

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  5. lelaburris

    I totally know what you mean about the garden cucumber over-abundance. This is a great way to use them and so healthy. Thanks for sharing at Inspiration Thursday!

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