Roasted Cauliflower Hummus {Happy New Year}

Jan 1, 2013
Welcome 2013. Hope this year bring lots of joy, success, and good health for all of us :)

well, for the past few weeks or so, in the name of Christmas & holiday spirit, I have been indulging in a lot of sugar & fats in the form of cookies, truffles, scones, biscottis, chicken patties, short bread cookies - you name it. And used 'cold weather' as an excuse to drink too much hot cocoa and baileys together. 

Hard to believe but the holiday season is over and its time to get out of sugar-fix because I am starting to get little worried that my skinny jeans won't approve of this action; therefore, tonight I am going to kick off this new year by being a good girl and staying away from sugary/fatty goodness because I would like my skinny jeans to fit me like a glove for many years to come.


I roasted cauliflower, doused tahini paste, freshly pressed garlic cloves and squeezed lemon juice to make myself a big bowl of hummus.. and in case you don't have tahini,  peanut butter in hummus is equally amazing too! 


..if you are little wary about the cauliflower taste in hummus, don't worry, just sit back, grab yourself some pita chips, veggie stick or a big spoon because this bowl of deliciousness has everything your body needs after all that sugar and fat overloading. It's packed with lots of vitamins and minerals, heart healthy fats, and fiber. And no hint of cauliflower whatsoever!

Great taste, healthy and keeps you in those skinny jeans :) 
 
Roasted Cauliflower Hummus 
Makes about 2 cups

Ingredients
1/2 cauliflower head, cut into florets
3-4 tablespoon olive oil
2 teaspoon black pepper
2-3 garlic cloves
1/4 cup tahini paste (may substitute smooth peanut butter)
juice from 1 fresh lemon
2-3 tablespoon water (only if necessary)

Directions
-Preheat oven to 400 F and roast cauliflower with 1-2 tablespoon olive oil and black pepper for about 30-35 minutes or until the cauliflower florets are soft
-Let it cool for few minutes and blend it with the remaining ingredients
-Add water only if needed
-Serve it in a bowl sprinkled with paprika and drizzle some olive oil 



Nutrition Facts (per 1/4 cup)
About 170 calories, 4 grams protein, 5 grams fiber

15 comments:

  1. Yum yum! I'm not surprised that cauliflower adds a great texture to the hummus! I've used it in mash before and was so impressed with the results!

    Happy new year to you, Dixya...wish you all the best for 2013!

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    1. Happy New year to you too Khushboo :)

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  2. I can this healthiness personified! Delicious creamy guilt free dish. Happy New Year to you Dixya.

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    1. thanks Vijitha :)it turned out pretty healthy and yummy.

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  3. yummmmm :) I can't wait to try this! Happy New Year!

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    1. thanks Brittany. Let me know how you like it. Happy New Year to you too :)

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  4. Looks so good. and healthy. i need me some healthy! my skinny jeans are non-existent! :D

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    1. Samantha you should def. give this recipe a try. creamy, delicious and very healthy :)

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  5. wow... yum... who would have thought of adding cauliflower to hummus, but i bet it tastes amazing and the flavor is very subtle. Nice job Dixya and Happy New Year! Thanks so much for your thoughtful words. You're so sweet.

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    1. HI Nisha. it did taste pretty good and no hint of cauliflower :) Happy New Year to you too!

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  6. Omg, this looks great! I might try this recipe. Thank you for sharing! I too have been indulging in way too many sweets over the holiday season. Time to get back in shape and eating right! Happy New Year!

    Richa
    www.urbanmantra.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Richa,
      I hope you like this :) its hard to get back on track but its time right? Happy New Year to you too.

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  7. In my mind, hummus is it's own food group and this looks delicious! Must make this asap :)

    I hope you had a great weekend and Happy New Year!

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    1. thanks Robyn. Hummus is the best! Happy New Year to you too :) Weekend was short as always

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  8. Saw this on Flauntmyfood - great timing... I have leftover roasted cauliflower in the fridge. Thanks for the idea!

    Alecia -
    www.hugsnquiches.blogspot.com

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