Middle Eastern Zucchini Dip Recipe

Recipe By Slurrp

Middle Eastern zucchini dip, also known as 'Moutabal', is a creamy and flavorful dip made with roasted zucchini, tahini, garlic, lemon juice, and spices. The zucchini is charred to bring out its natural sweetness and smoky flavor, then blended with the other ingredients to create a smooth and creamy dip. Serve it with pita bread, crackers, or fresh vegetables for a delicious appetizer or snack.

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Middle Eastern Zucchini Dip

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Ingredients for Middle Eastern Zucchini Dip Recipe

  • 0.33 Medium Zucchini
  • 0.33 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1/25 cup Tahini
  • 0.33 cloves Cloves Garlic, Minced
  • 0.33 tablespoon Lemon Juice
  • 0.08 teaspoon Ground Cumin
  • 0.08 teaspoon Salt
  • as needed Olive Oil, Chopped Parsley Or Mint, For Garnish

Directions: Middle Eastern Zucchini Dip Recipe

Cooking Directions

  • STEP 1.Preheat the oven to 425°F (220°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • STEP 2.Cut the zucchini into thick slices and place them on the prepared baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  • STEP 3.Roast the zucchini in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, or until tender and slightly charred. Let cool.
  • STEP 4.In a food processor, combine the roasted zucchini, tahini, garlic, lemon juice, cumin, and salt. Blend until smooth and creamy.
  • STEP 5.Taste and adjust the seasoning, adding more lemon juice or salt if desired.
  • STEP 6.Transfer the Middle Eastern zucchini dip to a serving bowl and drizzle with olive oil. Garnish with chopped parsley or mint.
  • STEP 7.Serve the dip with pita bread, crackers, or fresh vegetables.

Cooking Tips

  • If you prefer a smokier flavor, you can grill the zucchini instead of roasting it in the oven.
  • For a spicier dip, add a pinch of cayenne pepper or a dash of hot sauce.
  • The dip can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Let it come to room temperature before serving.

Storage and Serving

  • Leftover Middle Eastern zucchini dip can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • Stir well before serving, as the dip may separate slightly.
  • Serve the dip as an appetizer or snack with pita bread, crackers, or fresh vegetables.
calories per serving
5 g Fat< 1 g Protein4 g Carbs< 1 g FiberOther

Current Totals

  • Fat
  • Protein
    < 1g
  • Carbs
  • Fiber
    < 1g


  • Carbs
  • Protein
    < 1g
  • Fiber
    < 1g


  • Fat

Vitamins & Minerals

  • Calcium
  • Iron
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin B1
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B2
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B3
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B6
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B9
  • Vitamin B12
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin E
    < 1mg
  • Copper
    < 1mcg
  • Magnesium
  • Manganese
    < 1mg
  • Phosphorus
  • Selenium
  • Zinc
    < 1mg
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. All nutritional information presented are estimates and not meant to substitute professional dietary advice or treatment
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Recipe By Slurrp