Low-Carb Roasted Cauliflower Hummus
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.
Cauliflower Hummus Recipe
- Set oven to 420F.
- 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.
- Allow the florets to cool before adding them to the food processor along with the remaining ingredients EXCEPT the water and the garnish.
- Blend until smooth and add water as necessary. Taste, then season to taste with sea salt, pepper and lemon.
- Enjoy with fresh cut vegetables – mini-bell peppers, celery, cucumber – and flatbread recipe.
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