Basketball Veggie Platter with Squash Hummus Dip

allergy friendly dairy free gluten free hummus seed butter sesame seed butter tahini vegan

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! 

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