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Low-Carb Roasted Cauliflower Hummus

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My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.

Calories 286
Protein 7g
Fat 26g
Carbs 11g
Total Time 35 minutes

As you probably know by now, Mediterranean food/cuisine is potentially my favorite –  not only do I enjoy the robust flavors and freshness of the food, but also (and more importantly) I love how it makes me feel.  Always satisfied, never bloated.  To that end, one of my favorite foods is hummus – I can load up on it and the carbohydrates can easily get away from me!  Don’t get me wrong – there’s NOTHING wrong with carbohydrates, but when you’re trying to aggressively monitor your food intake to achieve certain physique goals, your enthusiasm for certain foods can sabotage those efforts.

That’s why I love this lower carb Cauliflower Hummus recipe.  It’s equally filling and delicious but with significantly less carbs.  To keep it lower carb, I enjoy it with fresh vegetables instead of pita bread, as well as my 3-ingredient flatbread!  I customize it a bit by adding some za’atar, mixed herb & spice blend.

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Cauliflower Hummus Recipe

Ingredients

low carb cauliflower hummus
Ingredients for 4 servings

  • 1 1/4 lb raw cauliflower florets
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil (SUBSTITUTE olive oil)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons cumin
  • pinch of sea salt & pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/3 cup tahini
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • juice from 1 lemon
  • 1/4 cup water (if needed for thinning)
  • sea salt & pepper to taste
  • Garnish
    • za’atar (SUBSTITUTE dried thyme, oregano and sunflower
  • Enjoy with:
Steps
  1. Set oven to 420F.
  2. Add cauliflower florets to a bowl, drizzle with oil then sprinkle with cumin, sea salt & pepper.  Toss the florets in the bowl to coat them.  Add the florets to a baking tray lined with parchment.  Roast in the oven for 20-25 minutes.  Set aside to cool.
  3. Allow the florets to cool before adding them to the food processor along with the remaining ingredients EXCEPT the water and the garnish.
  4. Blend until smooth and add water as necessary.  Taste, then season to taste with sea salt, pepper and lemon.
  5. Enjoy with fresh cut vegetables – mini-bell peppers, celery, cucumber – and flatbread recipe.
    low carb cauliflower hummus

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Calories
286
Protein
7g
Fat
26g
Carbs
11g
Sodium
Fiber
5g
Sugar
4g
About the author

FitMenCook

My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.