Saturday, February 20, 2010

Introduction and lfrv Hummus Recipe

Hello Everyone!

I've decided to create this blog for those people who are embarking on a low fat raw vegan journey (including me) and need a little inspiration.

I know monomeals are ideal and strive for this most of the time. However, I feel that while I'm feeling my way through this new way of eating, I need something a little more complex than a monomeal. The recipes I will share with you are recipes that I use myself when I am wanting a little something more. And instead of eating cooked food or too much fat, I make a tantalizing lfrv dish. My goal is to create and share recipes with you that are interesting but at the same time simple and properly combined. This being the case, I do encourage you to work towards eating more and more monomeals and I will do the same!

My meals during the day are almost always monomeals of sweet fruit. My dinner meal is usually a vegetable meal with some fat if I'm eating any for that day. I'm still very new to this way of eating, however I'm not new to getting creative with new foods. So I thought I could offer some help to people who are in my same shoes and need new ideas. I've found that there is a lack of lfrv recipes on the internet so I thought I'd share mine.

A note about the recipes...if they have overt fat in them, the amount of fat I use is under 10% calories from fat for the day (that being your only overt fat) if you are eating around 2000 calories/day unless noted otherwise.

So let's cut to the chase...recipe #1

Zucchini Hummus

- 8 oz zucchini, about 2 small, peeled*
- 2.5 Tbsp sesame seeds, or tahini, I grind them to a paste in my mortar and pestle
- juice of 1/2 lemon, or to taste
- cumin to taste, optional

1. Blend all in blender or food processor
2. Serve with sliced veggies and lettuce
3. Enjoy!

Yields about 1 c

Ratios according to (hummus only) - 167 calories (30/14/56)

*I made this hummus again after making this post and used same amount of sesame, 12 oz zucchini, and a little more lemon juice. Came out great. So more volume with same amount of fat...good!

*Another note - I posted this recipe on and a member there, daniefon, said that she grates the zucchini and squeezes out the water to make the hummus thicker. Haven't tried it, but if you want a thicker hummus I think this would work really well.



  1. Genius!

    You are right, there is a lack of low fat raw vegan recipes!
    Thank you for creating this blog, I will definitely be reading up on it daily.


  2. Thanks Amy! Hope you enjoy! Feel free to give any insights etc. or put in any requests for recipes.

    Erin :)

  3. This looks absolutely delicious :) Thank you for the informative blog! I look forward to more of your updates!!! -Megan

  4. Thanks for the feedback Megan. It's always helpful!


  5. Thank you Erin for doing this -- your recipes are great and I love the pics. Keep 'em coming!!!

    All blessings to you,

  6. I think I will try it with a lb of zucchini run through my juicer and use the pulp to make the hummus.

  7. Thanks Shelah! I'll keep em coming as fast as I can!

    Jessica - using the zucchini pulp is a great idea! Let me know how it comes out.

  8. i make this hummus all the time now. It's delicious. I even put red bell pepper in it to make it a "red pepper hummus" that i used to eat when i ate cooked food. =)

  9. That sounds delish badash! I will try it fo sho!

  10. Thank you Erin for the recipe!

    Looks and sounds good.

    Did you soak your seeds and did you use hulled or unhulled sesame seeds?

    Looking forward to trying this one out.


  11. Josheph, I used hulled sesame seeds and did not soak them. I used to soak my seeds, but they now make us such a small part of my diet that I don't worry about it. Sorry the answer is so late!! Just read the comment!

  12. Is there a way to make this overt-free?

  13. Yes Shelby, there is. So what you would do is grate your zucchini and place it in a colander. You can squeeze the grated zucchini to get some of the water out. Then use that drained zucchini to make the hummus minus the sesame/tahini. I have done this before and it tastes great! Let me know what you think.