Cauliflower Hummus is a twist on traditional hummus, which is made from chickpeas. While traditional hummus might be fine for some people, many of my clients choosing to follow a Paleo diet or just a low carb plan would rather not have the beans.
There are many different variations from the true version of hummus such as my Bean Free Hummus made from zucchini or yellow squash that I feature in BodyDesigns Two-Week Detox Plan, but this Cauliflower Hummus is really something amazing. It comes so close to the real thing that I would guess many people will not be able to tell its made from cauliflower and not beans. And for those of you on the Detox Plan this is a detox friendly recipe!
Cauliflower has recently become very accessible in the form of florets already cut up, fresh-riced cauliflower and even frozen versions that are riced or roasted. Riced cauliflower makes it so easy to use as a replacement for traditional rice in dishes and recipes. I love the convenience and that’s what made me think of using it to make a quick and easy hummus recipe.
For this recipe I used a 16-ounce bag of fresh-riced cauliflower, which was about 4-5 cups of cauliflower riced, however you could just as easily use frozen or make this recipe using florets. The key to the flavor is to sauté it first with the garlic. My flavor testers loved this recipe so I’m sure you will too! I’d love to hear your feedback.
1 T coconut or olive oil
1 16 oz. bag of riced cauliflower
2 tsp. minced garlic
1 tsp. cumin
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
3 T tahini
juice from 1/2 lemon (I used a Meyers lemon)
1. Heat oil over medium in a saucepan.
2. Add garlic and cauliflower, stirring frequently until slightly browned.
3. Add spices and cook 1 minute.
4. Transfer to a high speed blender and add tahini and juice of 1/2 lemon.
5. Mix on high until blended.
Makes 9 servings
Serving size: 1/4 cup
Fat: 4 g
Carbs: 1 g
Protein: 2 g
*Compare to traditional hummus: 1/4 cup equals 140 calories, 10 g fat, 8 grams carbs and 4 grams protein
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