Raw Cauliflower Hummus
This raw vegan recipe is a tasty twist on a classic Middle Eastern hummus recipe that uses cauliflower instead of chick peas! It seems ideal for those looking for a flavorful way to enjoy the numerous health benefits of cauliflower, which include:
Helping reduce cancer risk
Lowering risk of heart disease and brain disorders
Boosting levels of Vitamin C and K
Improving digestion and detoxification
Aiding weight loss
Helping balance hormones
Improving eye health
1/2 medium head of cauliflower, trimmed and cut into florets
4 1/2 tblsp extra-virgin olive oil
1 tsp. dried and ground paprika
2 tsp Himalayan pink or sea salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon red chili flakes
2 fresh garlic cloves, smashed and peeled
2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
3 1/2 tblsp raw tahini (sesame seed butter)
Water as needed for blending
Put all ingredients other than a bit of the paprika into a high powered blender and blend thoroughly until smooth.
Add water as necessary to create a creamy purée.
Spoon into a serving bowl and sprinkle with paprika.
Serve immediately with sticks made from raw veggies like bell peppers, carrots, beets, celery, zucchini and jicama.
Will keep for a day or two in the refrigerator.
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