When I hear the word “hummus” I automatically think of mashed garbanzo beans. Sure, this is the true way hummus was and is made, but, there are tons of other ways to make hummus. Don’t get me wrong, I love garbanzo beans and all beans for that matter, I just think its great to have options and to experiment a little in the kitchen. What if you’re on Paleo diet or the 17 Day Diet (cycle 1) and can’t have garbanzo bean hummus – but you really love hummus and feel a snack attack coming on!? Well, good news! There are many options for you to help with your craving. By the way, its so much healthier for you to make your own hummus, not to mention cheaper!! All you need is an oven & a Food Processor and you’re good to go.
- 1 medium head cauliflower, broken into small florets
- oil mister or cooking spray
- 1 clove garlic
- 1/8 c. vegetable broth (add more to desired consistency)
- 2 tbsp. lemon juice
- 2 tbsp. olive oil
- salt + pepper to taste
- lemon wedges, olive oil & parsley for garnish
- fresh veggies for dipping
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray a rimmed baking sheet with oil or cooking spray.
- Place cauliflower florets on baking sheet. Spray with additional oil or cooking spray.
- Roast for 40 minutes, stirring halfway through cooking time. Remove from oven and cool.
- Combine cauliflower, garlic, broth, lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper in Food Processor. Process until smooth. Add more broth one tablespoon at a time for a thinner consistency, if desired.
- Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with parsley, if desired. Serve with lemon wedges and fresh veggies.
Try adding these to the hummus mix in the Food Processor for new tasty flavors. Add as much as you like, adjust it to your taste:
- Sun-Dried Tomatoes
- Fresh Basil
- Fresh Rosemary
- Fresh Oregano
- Roasted Red Bell Peppers
- Chili Powder
- Cayenne Pepper
- Curry Powder
Which diet would you like to see more recipes for?