With Christmas now looming on the not so distant horizon now, I have been thinking about what food to make and buy for the festive period. I just adore party food, BUT I do not want to eat too many delicious nibbles and treats and then regret it at my weigh in after Christmas! This Cauliflower Hummus is great source of nutrition and another way of getting some veggies into my diet.
I have been wondering if it is possible to make hummus from cauliflower because although regular hummus is actually not that unhealthy or calorific, a hummus made purely from vegetable/s would be even better and would allow me to eat even more of it without the guilt! I have seen other bloggers make hummus from carrots and from peas but knowing how versatile a cauliflower can be (like being able to make a pizza base from one), I decided to have a go at turning one into a dip.
Of course, having googled ‘cauliflower hummus’ I soon discovered that this amazing idea is not a new one, and other people have already tried it for themselves, but the web is a massive entity, and therefore, one more version of the recipe is not going to matter!
Instead of placing all of my hummus ingredients in a food processor to make it, I used a Masha instead, which I have been sent to review. The Masha is a very handy gadget to own, because you can do so many clever things with it to make your life in the kitchen easier. Rather than blend food it crushes it and therefore allows for great textured food such as mash potato, dips, baby purees and, of course, hummus!
So back to the cauliflower hummus…..it was very easy to make. I roasted the cauliflower with some garlic and oil, and then once it cooled down I placed it in a bowl and added the other ingredients, before using the Masha to make it into a tasty dip.
If you would like to make this super easy hummus made from Cauliflower then here is how:
- 1 medium cauliflower
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp garlic granules
- 1 lemon - you will need about 2 tbsp
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 2 dessert spoons of tahini
- 1 tsp garlic granules
- salt and black pepper for seasoning
- pre heat the oven to 200oC / 180oC (fan)
- break the cauliflower into small evens sized florets
- place the cauliflower inside a large baking tray and cover with the oil and 1 tbsp of the oil and roast for 30-35 minutes until just cooked
- leave to cool
- then place the cauliflower, the lemon juice, the tahini, the remaining oil and the garlic into a bowl and blend to make hummus (you could place inside a food processor to do this)
- season with salt and pepper to taste
- serve alongside some flatbread and vegetable pieces
To be honest, it did not taste much like cauliflower and although it was not exactly like hummus either, I would say that it tasted really nice. Had I been served it without being told it did not contain chickpeas, but cauliflower instead, I really do not think I would have noticed!
The Masha can also be used to make light batter for yorkshire puddings and pancakes, and can even whisk eggs to make meringues (which I have yet to try, but look forward to doing soon). I have made a little video showing how it works when making a soup.
I was sent a Masha for the purpose of a review.