Carl's Keto Hummus Tahini

(carl) #1

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I like to frequent Michael Jordan’s Steak House at the Mohegan Sun Casino near where I live. Don’t get me wrong. I love the rib eye and the NY strip… but the lamb… OMG! The twin double-cut lamb chops at Michael Jordan’s are amazing! One of the highlights of the dish is the schmear of hummus under the chops. Now, I love me some hummus, but did you know that 1/2 cup of chick peas has like 21 grams of NET CARBS?? That’s way too much for my blood.

I have made hummus before. It’s basically a paste of chick peas (Garbanzo beans), Tahini (sesame paste), garlic, parsley, olive oil, lemon juice, and spices (cumin and paprika being primary). I don’t know if you know this, but chick peas have ZERO flavor. If I could substitute them with a roasted cauliflower (and roasted garlic) I could get the same consistency of chick peas with the FLAVOR of cauliflower and garlic. That would be awesome!

So the next time you are looking for a side dish, and your mind goes to cauli-mash, consider elevating it by serving this amazing hummus.[wpurp-searchable-recipe]Carl's Keto Hummus Tahini - - cauliflower (approx 500 g), Tahini paste (about 4 tbsps), garlic (broken up into cloves), olive oil (extra virgin), Kalamata olives (about 1/2 cup), parsley (flat leaf), paprika, cumin, lemon juice, Salt, Preheat oven to 300F (about 150C); Crush garlic cloves with palm and remove skin. Chop cauliflower and place on cookie sheet with garlic cloves, save one, and olive oil. Sprinkle cumin and paprika on top.; Roast until browning around the edges, about 30 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool for at least 10 minutes.; Combine with remaining ingredients including one bulb of fresh garlic in a food processor and combine until smooth and silky.; Serve in a bowl with olive oil and paprika sprinkled on top . Enjoy with chicken, lamb, or just as a side dish to whatever you're eating for dinner tonight.; - [/wpurp-searchable-recipe]

(Amy Ramadan) #2

Looks amazing!! I love hummus, and love experimenting with different variations. I have a great zucchini hummus recipe that I will have to post!! Thanks for sharing!!

(Karen) #3

The picture had something green in it parsley? Cilantro?. I didn’t see it in the recipe.


I wonder if it the green of EVOO?

(Karen) #5

The picture in Carl’s is leafy


Oh Sorry. did not see that :slight_smile:
Coriander would be nice on top if that is what it is.

(Karen) #7

I’ll bet you’re right that’s probably what it is

(carl) #8

Flat leaf parsley. I forgot to put that in the recipe. I’ve updated it now.

(Hoby Bradfield) #9

My wife and I made this today… very tasty… had a bit in a keto bread… will probably spread some on some baked chicken for dinner tonight…