This delicious dip is about to become your new entertaining go-to.
Making (or buying) the ideal appetizer or snack is the ultimate party pressure, especially if you're sick of spinach dip and store-bought hummus.
That's where cauliflower comes in. The vegetable has long been the game-changer for making comfort food healthy, like pizza, nuggets, and even cakes. You can even roast the whole head for a big crowd. But what better way to show it off than mixing it with tasty cheese and tahini as a centerpiece dip? This recipe from Chef Dakota Weiss, executive chef and partner of Sweetfin Poké and Estrella in Los Angeles is packed with fresh ingredients that combine to make a creamy and delicious hummus appetizer. It's even easy to make—all you need is a way to purée the cauliflower and cheese and you're set. (Check out these 13 other variations on how to make hummus, or do more with healthy chips and dips.)
Makes 3 quarts.
- 20 oz raw cauliflower pieces
- 4 garlic cloves
- 1/3 cup tahini
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 6 oz chèvre (goat cheese)
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 5.2 oz container Boursin cheese (garlic and fine herbs variety)
- 6 oz cream cheese
- salt, to taste
Put chopped up cauliflower and garlic into a food processor and purée until it's in itty-bitty pieces. Add the rest of the ingredients and purée until all chunks are smooth. Season with salt.