When preparing for a party or looking for a quick healthy snack, are you, like many others out there, the kind of person that always turn to dips and spreads? They’re easy to whip up, don’t require a lot of ingredients and are even more convenient to serve.
But many store bought dips are loaded with artificial ingredients, fat, calories, sodium, and even sugar. Basically, that dip you’re buying may not be as healthy as it looks.
Many health-conscious folks turn to hummus in these situations. It’s loaded with nutrients, has protein and is naturally gluten-free, and many times vegan as well. But sometimes hummus, like many other bean dips, is just too much. You need something lighter, less filling. So you start searching for hummus alternatives.
Well look no further. Cauliflower is here to save your day.
Spiced Cauliflower Hummus
serves 8 – 10
Ingredients:1 head white cauliflower, stem removed and chopped into florets 2 garlic cloves, smashed 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons of Berbere spice mixture (make your own or use your favorite spice mixture – curry, chili-lime, garlic-lemon, etc. are all good choices) 2 tablespoons tahini (sesame seed butter) Juice of 1 lemon Salt & pepper to taste
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F and spray a baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray.
In a medium mixing bowl, combine the cauliflower, garlic, oil, spice mix and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Toss to coat.
Transfer the mixture to the greased baking sheet and roast for 25 – 40 minutes, until the cauliflower has softened and is slightly browned. [note: flip the cauliflower halfway through]. Remove from oven and cool for 10 minutes.
Transfer the cauliflower to a food processor, and add the rest of the ingredients. Process until smooth, 1 – 2 minutes.
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