Smoked Paprika Roasted Cauliflower Dip
Many people have dietary restrictions, allergies, special requirements, or they are just plain picky. This search to find a dish everyone can agree on is is even harder when cooking for people who are vegetarian and vegan.
Inspired by hummus this dip is an easy way to add a vegan variety to your dinner parties or happy hours!
It's also extremely healthy. This dip has Protein, vitamin C and K from the beans and Omegas from the oil. Also cauliflower has almost zero fat and sugar, and is a great source vitamin K, B6, folate, fiber, and Omega 3.
This is a great way to take two somewhat bland ingredients and bring them to life in a tasty, versatile treat!
It's not only vegan, but gluten and soy free as well. This is a perfect dish to serve the pickiest of eaters.
This recipe is also very easy to prepare! So put on your chefs hat and get to it!!!
- 1-2 heads of cauliflower chopped (about 3 cups)
- 2 TBSP medicated coconut oil for roasting
- 3 tsp smoked paprika
- 2 cups cooked white beans navy or cannellini
- 3 tbsp lemon juice
- 1/2 tsp sea salt to taste
- 2 tbsp water
- 3 cloves garlic
- 2 TBSP medicated olive oil based on consistency
- 1 tsp chopped basil
Preheat oven to 375
Place cauliflower in glass baking dish
Drizzle with the coconut oil and sprinkle with smoked paprika.
Roast cauliflower for about 30 minutes, or until golden.
Allow to cool and then add cauliflower to a food processor.
Add water and blend cauliflower for about 3 minutes. This will break down the cauliflower to create a smoother consistency in the end.
Add the rest of ingredients except the olive oil ---beans, lemon, garlic, salt, basil, and more water (slowly!) if necessary.
Process until the mixture becomes homogenized and smooth.
You may need to add more water as you blend to make it creamier. Just don't add too much!
With motor of machine running, slowly pour in your olive oil. You may need anywhere from 1-3 TBSP to achieve the desired smooth, creamy effect.
Transfer to serving dish.
Sprinkle with more paprika and serve with some of your favorite veggies, crackers, or bread!