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.
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
- za’atar (SUBSTITUTE dried thyme, oregano and sunflower
- Enjoy with:
- mini bell peppers, halved
- celery, chopped
- cucumber, sliced diagonally
- 3-ingredient flatbread
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.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Hey, I'm Kevin
My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and maintaining an active lifestyle.
By experimenting in the kitchen and sharing my meals on Tumblr, I learned healthy eating is not boring! By making a few adjustments to my favorite foods, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my wellness goals while satisfying my desire for BANGIN food! 😅 Now I try to help people around the world realize that same level of freedom in eating regardless of budget. Welcome, let's #DemocratizeWellness together!