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Roasted Cauliflower with Hummus

This roasted cauliflower with hummus is the ultimate creamy yet savory snack, appetizer or side dish that everyone will love! It’s also perfect for serving at a party as it’s both gluten-free and vegan-friendly.

I received free samples of Sabra Hummus mentioned in this post. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by Sabra and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.

I was beyond excited when Recipe Redux announced a recipe challenge using Sabra Hummus. While hummus has become much trendier in the past few years, I remember the first time ever having hummus. And unfortunately it wasn’t a good memory. The hummus I had was a bit grainy and had very little flavor. Needless to say I wasn’t sold. But then I was introduced to Sabra’s Pine Nut Hummus and instantly fell in love with how creamy and flavorful it was.

Flash-forward eight or nine years and my love for hummus is still going strong. Which is great as Sabra now has so many more flavors to enjoy! Be sure to check out Sabra’s website to see all of their products (including their sandwich spreads, which have become a staple in our house).

While I typically use hummus as either a dip for vegetables or smothered over a pita sandwich, I wanted to think beyond these classic hummus uses. One of my go-to easy dinners is hummus chicken, where I simply cover chicken with hummus and bake it, resulting in a super creamy yet healthy dinner. I took this idea of smothering food in hummus and applied it to cauliflower. Oh my word, so good! And ridiculously easy.

Simply roast (or grill) the cauliflower florets. Once softened, place in a large mixing bowl and add about ¾ of a container of Sabra hummus. I used the roasted red pepper, but honestly any flavor would be delicious with the cauliflower. For a little zing I added a squeeze of lemon juice, but depending on the flavor of hummus you use you may not need it. Mix carefully as not to smush the cauliflower, and then serve. Again, so easy and very customizable. Besides changing up the hummus flavor you can try this with other vegetables based on the season.

And in case you didn’t know, National Hummus Day is May 13th so be sure to celebrate with this hummus-covered cauliflower and other delicious hummus eats from my fellow Recipe Reduxers!

So here’s a toast to getting you hummus on during National Hummus Day!

Roasted Cauliflower with Hummus

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Serves: 8 Cooking Time: 20 min

Ingredients

  • 1 large head of cauliflower
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Pinch salt and pepper
  • 1 container of Sabra Hummus (any flavor, I went with Roasted Red Pepper)
  • Optional: squeeze of lemon juice

Instructions

1

Preheat oven to 425F. Meanwhile cut cauliflower into individual florets and toss with olive oil, salt and pepper. Place florets in a single layer on a large baking sheet.

2

Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until soft and starting to brown.

3

Place roasted florets in large mixing bowl and add about ¾ of hummus container (you want enough to cover each floret). Taste and add squeeze of lemon juice if desired. Enjoy!

Notes

Feel free to grill instead of roast the cauliflower - it'll work just as well!

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13 Comments

  • Reply
    AZ@...And A Dash of Cinnamon
    May 8, 2017 at 9:13 am

    Roasted veggies are the best!

  • Reply
    Cara @ Street Smart Nutrition
    May 8, 2017 at 9:59 am

    I love me some roasted cauliflower! Never thought to add hummus but this is such a simple way to kick up the flavor.

    • Reply
      The Healthy Toast
      May 9, 2017 at 11:52 am

      It’s super simple! And with so many flavors of hummus you can change it up quite a bit.

  • Reply
    Tawnie Kroll
    May 8, 2017 at 11:06 am

    Simply delicious! Pinning now!

    • Reply
      The Healthy Toast
      May 9, 2017 at 11:52 am

      Thanks Tawnie 🙂

  • Reply
    Deanna Segrave-Daly
    May 8, 2017 at 12:58 pm

    I want to try this with broccoli!

    • Reply
      The Healthy Toast
      May 9, 2017 at 11:52 am

      I bet it’d be delicious with broccoli!

  • Reply
    Jenny Shea Rawn
    May 8, 2017 at 9:32 pm

    Love hummus with cauliflower! This looks so good!

    • Reply
      The Healthy Toast
      May 9, 2017 at 11:53 am

      Thanks Jenny 🙂

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    Brynn at The Domestic Dietitian
    May 8, 2017 at 9:53 pm

    I have never thought about combining hummus and cauliflower but this looks and sounds fantastic!

    • Reply
      The Healthy Toast
      May 9, 2017 at 11:53 am

      I’d had roasted cauliflower in a wrap that contained hummus before so I knew I was going in the right direction, but I had no clue just how delicious the simple combo of the two would be! Definitely give it a try 🙂

  • Reply
    gretchen | kumquat
    May 9, 2017 at 4:05 pm

    yumm… my daughter would love this! you’ve combine her two favs into a brilliant side dish.

    • Reply
      The Healthy Toast
      May 9, 2017 at 6:57 pm

      Your daughter has great taste in food 😉 Hope you give it a shot!

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