Appetizers/ Dips & Sauces/ Gluten Free/ Low Carb/ Paleo/ Vegan/ Vegetarian

Cauliflower “Hummus”

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As with the beetroot hummus dish, the word “hummus” is in quotes as hummus is arabic for chickpeas and this dish does not contain chickpeas.   As with most dishes, I often think to myself “can this be made with cauliflower for a low carb option?”.    I came across this recipe on the wonderful site of I Breath I’m Hungry which answered my question with a loud “yes, it certainly can, and it’s tasty.  Now you are here, look through all the lovely photos and make your stomach rumble”.   (She does a low carb cauliflower falafel recipe too!!)

Ignore that the dish looks a bit like cold mash potato and tuck in.   I gave a sample to the Chief Taster hesitantly thinking I was going to get it thrown back at me with some comment about the appearance,  but got a request for more, which then developed into a whine for even more when I cut him off (it was meant to be an appetizer whilst I was preparing our main meal).

 

Original recipe:

http://www.ibreatheimhungry.com/2015/05/low-carb-cauliflower-hummus-recipe.html

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  • Servings: 2-4
  • Difficulty: easy
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INGREDIENTS

1 cauliflower, cut into florets

4 tblspn olive oil

2 tblspn water

1/2 tspn salt

2 tblspn tahini

3 tblspn lemon juice

5 garlic cloves, peeled and chopped

1 1/2 tspn cumin

METHOD

  • Place the cauliflower, half of the olive oil, 3 garlic cloves, water and salt in a microwaveable dish, and cook in the microwave for 15 mins.
  • Add the remaining ingredients and blitz in a food processor or blender (I used a hand blender to get a more smooth consistency).  You may want to add any additional olive oil for a consistency that you like.
  • Eat and enjoy!

Serves 2 -4  (Makes about 1 1/2 cups of dip – 370g )

Nutrition per 1/4 cup (60g): 141 Calories, 14g Fat; 2g Protein; 3.5g Net Carb

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2 Comments

  • Reply
    Sophie33
    October 22, 2015 at 5:33 am

    I made it! Loved it so much! xxx

    • Reply
      Divalicious
      October 22, 2015 at 10:04 am

      Fab! It’s a great recipe from one of my favourite sites!

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