Intro: Cauliflower Hummus
If you haven't hopped on the cauliflower flavor train yet, I suggest you start with cauliflower hummus. It's easy to make, delicious, and a perfect paleo snack that won't weigh you down.
The idea for cauliflower hummus came to me in a flash one evening, my instincts took over, and thirty minutes later I was dipping carrots, radishes, and tomatoes in the mouthwatering spread.
Follow these easy instructions to learn how to whip up a batch of your own!
For this recipe, you'll need:
- 1/2 a medium-sized head of cauliflower
- 1-2 cups tahini
- 2-3 cloves garlic
- 1 lemon juiced
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- paprika and salt to taste
Step 1: Preheat and Chop
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and chop up your cauliflower into small pieces. The smaller your pieces, the richer the flavor.
Step 2: Prepare for Roasting
Spread garlic cloves, skin on, and cauliflower on a baking sheet covered with aluminum foil. Pour 2-3 tablespoons of olive oil over the vegetables and toss with a spatula. You can also use a bowl for this if you want to ensure maximum coverage, but I'd always rather have one less dish to wash. :)
Sprinkle the veggies with a pinch of salt and let rest until the oven is ready. Once your oven is hot enough, bake the cauliflower for 30 minutes or until edges begin to brown.
Step 3: Remove Garlic Skins
Your hummus is almost ready! Remove the garlic skins and transfer cauliflower and garlic into your food processer for blending.
Step 4: Combine in Food Processor
Combine lemon juice, remaining olive oil, and 1 cup of tahini in the food processor and blend. You may also add water to smooth out the spread to your desired consistency.
The next step really depends on you.
Taste the hummus and ask yourself if it needs something more. I never follow recipes to a T and I encourage you to experiment and add your own flavor! Perhaps a dash of cumin, more tahini, some dill, or whatever else you imagine would taste good. There are no wrong answers.
Step 5: Garnish and Serve
Once you've perfected your seasoning, plate your hummus and garnish with a dash of paprika and 1/2 tablespoon of olive oil. I like to enjoy mine with fresh veggies and warm pita.
I hope you liked my recipe! Enjoy and please share photos if you make your own version.