Cauliflower hummus, a tasty variation of the traditional recipe

Cauliflower hummus is one unusual recipe that you don’t expect but, once you try it, it’s love at first sight. Of course, who came up with the saying “it is good in all ways” surely he was referring to hummus because this Middle Eastern dish is really good in all its variations! But the baked cauliflower gives it a rich, creamy flavor that makes it a real treat!

Cauliflower hummus recipe

The ingredients are the same as the original recipe with chickpeas, with the only addition of cauliflower. Those who don’t like legumes can skip them and prepare hummus by adding cauliflower to all the other ingredients of the classic recipe. Here’s what they are.


1 small cauliflower
1/2 clove of garlic
3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
300 g dried chickpeas or 600 g canned cooked chickpeas
60 gr of tahini (or toasted sesame then ground and reduced to cream)
Juice of ½ lemon
1 teaspoon of salt
Freshly ground black pepper

To serve:
1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil
1 handful of toasted pine nuts or sunflower seeds or toasted sesame

Preparation of cauliflower hummus

Cook the cauliflower in the preheated oven a 200° for 20 minutes or until soft. Blend the cauliflower with all the other ingredients until smooth smooth cream. Adjust the salt, lemon and tahini according to your personal taste then pour into a bowl and decorate as desired.

Serve on the table and savor

Cauliflower hummus is great spread on slices of cereal toast or on leaves of Red radish along or as an accompaniment of verdure crude such as carrot sticks, celery and piccadilly or cherry tomatoes. It can become a very tasty filling for one savoury cake or a savory condiment for a first course of pasta.

Cauliflower Hummus: Good all the way

This cream with a delicate flavor, as well as being appreciated by adults, is also an excellent solution for feeding vegetables and legumes even to children more reluctant. The are excellent nutritional properties of the individual ingredients: chickpeas are a nutrient-rich food proteinextra virgin olive oil is a precious ally of cardiovascular systemgarlic is a powerful antibacterial and antioxidantwhile the cauliflower reinforces the immune system.

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