In this episode of ITK Eats, we show you how to make a whole roasted cauliflower with homemade romesco hummus. A perfect showstopper for any dinner party, this dish can be made in just half an hour. Plus, it’s vegan-friendly and loaded with fresh herbs that give it an incredible flavor. Pro tip: You can double-up the hummus recipe so you have leftovers to snack on!
2 pounds cauliflower
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 ½ cups cooked chickpeas, drained and rinsed
⅓ cup smooth tahini
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 clove of garlic
¼ cup almonds, toasted
1 red pepper, roasted
½ teaspoon smoked paprika
5 tablespoons water
1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Core the cauliflower, and place it into a cast-iron skillet. Evenly pour olive oil onto the cauliflower and season with a teaspoon of sea salt. Then, cover the skillet with foil, and bake for 30 minutes.
2. To make the hummus: Add chickpeas, tahini, extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, almonds, red pepper, paprika and a teaspoon of sea salt to the food processor, and blend. While the food processor is on, slowly add in 5 tablespoons of water.
3. To serve: Cut the baked cauliflower into triangles and place on a generous dollop of hummus and garnish with paprika.
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