Roasted Cauliflower and Garlic Hummus

cauliflower hummus

I am loving this vegetable based hummus!  This is the first time I’ve tested out this idea and I will definitely be trying different combinations of ingredients, spices, and fresh herbs.  This works nicely as a nutritious dip, side dish or even a sauce/topping.  I did not add any tahini but you could add some for a creamier texture.

Ingredients:

1 head of cauliflower, chopped into evenly sized pieces
4 cloves of garlic, smashed and skins removed
1/2 cup water
Juice from 1/2 a lemon
4 Tbsp olive oil (plus more for adding when blending)
1/4 tsp paprika
Sea salt

On a baking sheet mix the cauliflower, 2 Tbsp olive oil, garlic cloves, and a few pinches of sea salt until evenly coated – add to a 425F oven and roast for 25 minutes or until soft and browning.  Allow to cool slightly before adding to a  food processor along with the water, lemon juice, paprika, 2 Tbsp olive oil and a few pinches of sea salt.  Blitz the cauliflower while slowly streaming in additional olive oil for the hummus to come together in a thick consistency.  (You can add more water if you prefer a thinner style hummus).  Taste the hummus and season accordingly with more salt or paprika.  You can also add cayenne pepper for a touch of heat.

Enjoy!

Gxo

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