This skinny hummus recipe is super easy with half the calories and half the carbs of regular store bought hummus.
So how did I do it, what's the secret?!! ...CAULIFLOWER!
wait don't make that face! I swear you can serve this at a dinner party and no one will know there was any cauliflower involved! I seriously could not believe how amazing the flavor is the first time i made it, it just tastes like creamy rich delicious hummus.
difficulty level: beginner
prep time 5 minutes
cooking time: 40 minutes
- food processor
what you need:
- 1 15 oz can chickpeas drained
- i large garlic clove
- 1 large cauliflower (about 1.5 lb raw) stem and leaves removed, cut into thin pieces
- 3 tbsp tahini
- 1 + tbsp lemon juice (depending how lemony you like it)
- 1/2 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp salt
- 5-10 tsp water (as needed)
what to do:
- steam cauliflower for 20 minutes until mushy, set aside and let cool minimum 15 minutes
- steam chickpeas and garlic clove for 20 minutes. This is the key to getting that beautiful creamy hummus texture as opposed to gritty hummus. Cause no one wants gritty hummus!!! ;)
- once done, pick off the chickpea shells and discard. this is not necessary, but will produce an even creamier hummus. you don't even have to pick all the shells off, just some.
- put cauliflower in a dish towel, twist and close towel into a bundle and squeeze out the water. mo need to squeeze too much. 3 good squeezes should do the trick.
- put drained cauliflower, steamed chickpeas and garlic clove in food processor.
- add 1 tbsp lemon juice, 1/2 tsp cumin & 1 tsp salt.
- process everything 1 minute, open, scrape down sides and process another 2 minutes.
- again scrape down sides; taste hummus, add a bit of lemon juice, salt pepper etc according to preference.
- if the hummus loos too dry, start processing and add 1 tbsp water at a time, at the 4 tbsp mark, open and check consistency.
Voila your skinny hummus is ready!! this recipe yields about 3 cups, so should last you for a whole week of snacking :)
I love serving this with slices of cucumber, beautiful heirloom radishes, raw sugar snap peas, red epper slices... the sky is the healthy-snacking-limit!!! :)