Basketball Veggie Platter with Squash Hummus Dip

Prepared and photographed by NutraMilk nutritionist, Florencia Tagliavini.


For sesame seed butter

  • 2 cups (220g) raw sesame seeds (white or brown)
  • ¼ tsp pink Himalayan salt (optional)

For hummus dip

  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) garbanzo beans or chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) solid-pack pumpkin or butternut squash
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/3 cup sesame seed butter made with the NutraMilk
  • 5 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 2 tsp. hot pepper sauce or chili pepper flakes
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp. salt

For basketball platter

  • 4 large carrots, cut into 2-inch slices
  • black olives, sliced


  • For sesame seed butter

    • Place sesame seeds and salt in the NutraMilk container.
    • Press Butter cycle, set 15-16 minutes.
    • Press Start.
    • Open container lid. If, necessary, set for an additional 1-2 minutes for a creamier butter.
    • Take out butter and store in container.

  • Add all squash hummus ingredients in the NutraMilk and press ¨Mix¨ until creamy and smooth.
  • Add a layer of the dip to the serving platter.

  • Arrange carrots and olives as shown on photo creating a basketball shape. Enjoy!