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Roasted Cauliflower and White bean Hummus

Tania Cusack: My Kitchen Stories
This is a very delicious dip great to take on picnic, game days and barbecues or spread it on toast. You can make it a few days ahead if you like but I love that freshly baked cauliflower texture for the bits on top.
Course Appetiser
Servings 1 large bowl

Ingredients
  

You'll need a lined baking tray and a food processor for this recipe. Oven 180C/ 360F

  • 1 x cauliflower large or approximately 800 gm to 1 kg (28-35 oz cleaned and broken or cut into florettes ( or little pieces including stem)
  • 120 ml / 4 fl oz olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons ground Cumin
  • 1 Tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt

To finish

    that roasted cauliflower

    • 1 x 400 gm 14 oz can drained cannellini beans
    • 1 clove garlic
    • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
    • 2 tablespoon Dijon mustard
    • 1 heaped Tablespoon tahini
    • 125 ml 4 fl oz olive oil
    • 2 Tablespoons lemon Juice 1/2 large lemon
    • Salt and pepper

    Smoked Paprika/ dukkah mix and roasted nuts to finish

      * You'll need a little water too.

        Instructions
         

        • Toss the small cauliflower pieces in olive oil, smoked paprika, cumin, turmeric and salt ( you can also use really finely chopped stalk too if you like). Spread them onto an oven tray in a single layer (you may have to use two trays).
        • Roast for up to an hour ( fan forced may be shorter) or until nicely browned and well softened. Set aside about a cup of roasted cauliflower for the finished dip. Pour the rest of the cauliflower, drained beans, garlic, spices, Dijon, tahini, oil and juice into the processor and blend till it is as fine as you can get it, scraping down the sides occasionally.
        • Now, taste the dip. If you want a dip that is a bit softer add a ΒΌ cup of water at a time, till you reach the consistency you like. If you like more lemon replace some of the water with that. Add a little salt.
        • To serve the dip, pour into a nice flat bowl and spread to the sides. Sprinkle with the extra cauliflower, roasted nuts or dukkah and extra smoked paprika and a splash of olive oil if you like!