Broccoli + hummus = delicious

Adding vegetables to a sandwich, taco, or wrap usually makes it difficult to hold and eat. But as I was whirling steamed cauliflower into smooth silkiness for a dinner side dish, I realized that processing cooked vegetables into a mashed-potato consistency would be the easy way to add them to a sandwich! With that in mind, I mixed the leftover blended cauliflower with hummus and spread it on a rice cake for a yummy snack. Then, I thought, Why not try another vegetable that I don’t usually blend and see what happens?

Broccoli hummus spread

You can use store-bought hummus instead of the chickpeas, garlic, tahini, lemon juice, and olive oil to make this spread. Or try replacing the chickpeas with cooked white beans to make a broccoli bean spread.

  • broccoli, roughly chopped
  • cooked chickpeas
  • garlic
  • tahini
  • fresh lemon juice
  • extra-virgin olive oil
  • hot sauce (optional)
  • salt
  • pepper
  • parsley, minced
  1. Steam the broccoli until just soft. Let cool.
  2. Whirl broccoli, chickpeas, garlic, tahini, lemon juice, olive oil, hot sauce if using, salt, and pepper until blended the way you like. Taste and adjust seasonings. Mix in parsley.
  3. Transfer to a container with a tight lid. Store chilled.



2 thoughts on “Broccoli + hummus = delicious

  1. That’s a good combination…. I like broccoli and chickpeas and spiced up as you suggest it should be delicious! Thanks….

  2. Pingback: Chickpea spread—savory and sweet | Veghead, etc.

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