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One of the main food groups I missed during Whole30 surprised me. I thought that dairy, alcohol, and bread would be the difficult items to forego, but legumes have surprisingly been missed the most!
When I focus on eating more healthy, I tend to gravitate towards hummus, three bean salad, garbanzo beans (I can eat them right out of the can!), and black beans in salads, tacos, etc.
One downside to the Whole30 plan is the amount of meat I found myself consuming. Legumes are typically a go-to vegetarian protein for me, so I definitely missed them during the Whole30!
I decided to whip up a no-bean version of hummus to have during Whole30 and Carrot Cauliflower Hummus was born! This recipe is super simple and budget friendly. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!
One kitchen essential that everyone should have is either a high speed blender or a high quality food processor. We use our Blendtec blender on a daily basis and have owned it for over 6 years!
Once you discover how easy is it to make hummus, the possibilities are endless! Try experimenting with different combinations of vegetables and spices to find new favorites.
Whole30 Carrot Cauliflower “Hummus”
- 1/2 head cauliflower florets
- 3 med/large carrots peeled and chopped
- 2 tbsp tahini
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 4 cloves garlic
- 1.5 tbsp lemon juice
- .5 tsp ground cumin
- .5 tsp salt
- paprika garnish
- Place cauliflower florets and chopped carrots in pot of water. Bring to a boil. Let boil until softened, about 15 minutes.
- In high speed blender or food processor, combine cooked cauliflower, cooked carrots, tahini, olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, cumin, and salt. Blend until smooth. Add additional seasonings to taste. If mixture is too thick, add a little more olive oil.
- Top with a sprinkle of paprika and serve!
Use crisp vegetables for dipping, such as carrot sticks (carrot overload?), cucumber slices, bell peppers, or roasted sweet potatoes!
This would be a great topping for chicken as well! Make a salad with a light olive oil dressing topped with shredded chicken and hummus.
For non Whole30 serving suggestions: This would be amazing with some warm pita bread or even in a chicken wrap! My toddler loves it with some veggie straws (and she gets a bonus dose of veggies from the hummus!)
If you think of new Whole30 ways to use the hummus, comment below and let me know! I love seeing my recipes in action so give me a tag if you do @simplehappymama !