Growing up and doing Jiu Jitsu in Morris County I grew to appreciate that there was a diverse selection of ethnic restaurants in the area. Therefore, I immediately gravitated to the exotic tastes of Indian and Middle eastern flavors. As martial arts students we are always looking for healthy and flavorful snacks to fuel our training so when I discovered hummus I immediately recognized its healthy clean fuel potential. Its is such a quick easy snack whether using it to dip fresh vegetables in, or spreading it on toast it is a quick and energy packed snack to fuel you Jiu Jitsu training. Traditional hummus is made with chickpea and sesame paste but this hummus is made with roasted cauliflower and sesame paste. As a result this hummus is very Keto friendly and it rich in vitamins and fiber.
medium head cauliflower, broken into small florets
3 cloves garlic
1/3 cups tahini
1/2 lemon (juiced)
2 tsp ras el hanout
First, preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or spray with oil or cooking spray.
Next, place cauliflower florets on baking sheet. Then, Spray with additional oil or cooking spray. Roast for 30 to 40 minutes, stirring halfway through cooking time. Remove from oven and cool.
Combine cauliflower, garlic, tahini, lemon juice, olive oil, and ras el hanout in food processor. Process until smooth. Add water or olive oil one tablespoon at a time for a thinner consistency, if desired.
Finally, drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with parsley, if desired. Serve with lemon wedges, pita bread, and fresh veggies.
Enjoy this next next time you are on your way to BJJ class and as always if you are looking for a Jiu Jitsu class in Morris County drop in to a class at Gael Force BJJ.
While Alex Kennedy is not a professional chef by any means he is the owner and operator of Gael Force Jiu Jitsu in Roxbury NJ.