Roasted Cauliflower Hummus with Macadamia Nuts
July 07, 2023
When you're looking for a quick, easy snack or a crowd-pleasing dish to bring to a party, hummus is the perfect solution. Rich, creamy, and a better choice than many other snack alternatives loaded with sugar and preservatives, hummus is traditionally made with chickpeas, spices, and olive oil.
This savory take on the classic dip subs roasted cauliflower in for the chickpeas and swaps our Primal Kitchen Avocado Oil for a more neutral flavor that allows the crisp, buttery macadamias to shine. Try adding a dollop to a Mediterranean grain bowl with couscous or quinoa and kalamata olives, or use it as a spread for veggie sandwiches served atop grain-free rolls. For a vegetarian hummus, simply remove the bacon or use sundried tomatoes to add a subtle smokiness.
Roasted Cauliflower & Macadamia Nut Hummus
Cristina Curp from @thecastawaykitchen created a dreamy Mediterranean hummus-style dip with our Primal Kitchen Avocado Oil, cauliflower, and macadamia nuts. Pair it with grain-free flatbread or raw veggies for dipping.
Preheat oven to 400°F. Chop cauliflower into 1-inch pieces. Peel garlic cloves. Dice onion. Cut bacon into 1-inch pieces. Slice 1 lemon.
Toss everything on a sheet pan with 2 tablespoons of Primal Kitchen Avocado Oil, salt, and pepper.
Spread vegetable and bacon mixture on a sheet pan, and add garlic cloves to the top of a piece of bacon or lemon slice.
Place in the oven and roast for 30-40 minutes.
Next, prepare the food processor. Add the remaining two lemons, minced parsley and 1 tablespoon of capers to blend mixture.
With 10 minutes left on the timer of your roasted vegetable and bacon mixture, add the macadamia nuts to the sheet pan in the oven. Roast for the remaining 10 minutes.
Remove from oven and set aside to cool. Then, add vegetables, bacon, and nuts to the food processor.
Add 2 tablespoons of avocado oil. Keep the mixture moving until it is smooth or almost smooth. Cristina likes her vegetable hummus a little bit on the chunky side, so blend it to your desired texture.
Serve hummus in a large plate or bowl. Make well in the center, fill with one tablespoon of capers, bacon bits, macadamia nuts, herbs and a drizzle of avocado oil. Enjoy!
Nutrition information calculated using Cronometer.
- Serving Size
- 1 serving
- per serving
- 8.9 grams
- 15.8 grams
- 4 grams
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About the recipe creator:
As the daughter of Cuban immigrants, Cristina’s fiery go-getter personality has driven The Castaway Kitchen to grow considerably, even publishing an e-book. Through her creative recipes and beautiful pictures, Cristina inspires others to take their health into their own hands and to eat beautiful, nourishing meals and have fun doing it! Follow Cristina on Instagram: @thecastawaykitchen.