Summer Squash, Yogurt & Tahini Dip (Recipe)


This dip practically screams summer. Serve it with pita bread or any crusty bread.

Summer Squash, Yogurt & Tahini Dip


  • 1 Tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 Cup chopped summer squash
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 Teaspoon cumin seeds, lightly toasted and ground
  • 1 Tablespoon tahini, well-blended
  • 1 Clove garlic
  • 2 Teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 Cup Greek yogurt
  • Ground cumin for garnish

1. In a small skillet over medium heat, heat oil. Add in the summer squash and cook, stirring often, until all of the liquid has evaporated and the squash is soft, about 10 minutes. Season with some salt and pepper to taste. Let cool for a few minutes.
2. Add the garlic clove and a pinch or two of salt to a mortar and pestle. Mash into a paste. Add the squash and continue mashing until it’s a rough puree. Add tahini, lemon juice and 1 tablespoon cold water in a medium bowl. Stir until the mixture is smooth. Stir in yogurt and continue stirring. Add the squash-garlic mixture, and stir again so it’s well combined. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Transfer dip to a serving bowl and leave out, at room temperature, for at least an hour. Sprinkle on some ground cumin to garnish.

Recipe Credit: The New York Times.

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Sophie M
Sophie M5 months ago

Looks good. Thanks for sharing.

Clare O'Beara
Clare O'Beara11 months ago


Daniela M
Daniela M11 months ago

Sounds yummie! Thank you for sharing!

Jan S
Past Member 11 months ago

thanks for sharing

Brett Cloud
Brett Cloud12 months ago


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Jetana A
Jetana A12 months ago

Probably delicious, but I prefer to not cook when possible in the summer heat, and I already make hummus substituting raw zucchini for garbanzos.

Lindsay K
Lindsay Kemp12 months ago

Looks delicious - thanks for sharing.

Peggy B
Peggy Babout a year ago

This looks yummy.

Veronica D
Veronica Dabout a year ago

Thanks so very much.