My husband loves just about anything broccoli, but I always feel like I’m wasting food when I throw the stems away after cutting the florets off. Some recipes only call for the ‘tops of the trees’ (as my girls used to call them), so what do you do with the stems? Well, I have the perfect solution to that. Now you can make this amazingly tasty Roasted Broccoli Hummus with them.
I know I have said it quite a few times before, but roasting veggies really does bring out a wonderful flavor that you wouldn’t get any other way. Combine that will all the other deliciousness that is hummus, and you have a wonderful new dip and/or spread to add to your recipe collection.
What’s So Good About Hummus In The First Place?
Here in our house, hummus is still a somewhat ‘newbie‘ food item in our recipe box. It’s probably only been about two to three years since we fully embraced all things hummus.
And once we embraced it, we’ve become quite adventurous with making our own. We spread it on sandwiches instead of condiments and or course use it as a dip for veggies and crackers. Not only is it a delicious, but it’s also extremely healthy, which is a very cool added bonus.
Health Benefits of Hummus
With a base made out of chickpeas and tahini paste, hummus is packed with lots of vitamins and nutrients.
Protein and fiber are your biggest winners here. In just a half of cup, you can find over 9 grams of protein and over 7 grams of fiber. Both of which help you to burn fat and feel fuller longer.
Beyond your protein and fiber, hummus is also great for
- Helping in aiding digestion
- Improving intestinal health
- Promotes Heart Health
- Supports Bone Health
- Decreasing inflammation
Add in all the wonderful vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that you find in broccoli, and you’ve got one POWERFUL bowl of tasty healthiness.
To Roast.. or Not To Roast
Making hummus is very easy to do. All you really need is a few simple ingredients and a good food processor (or blender) and you are good to go.
Do You Have To Roast?
No, if you don’t want to roast your broccoli that’s OK. This recipe will still work. I do suggest however, cooking them before hand so that they will blend smoothly for you.
You can steam them or boil them for about 5 to 10 minutes to make them fork tender.
Roasting, in my opinion, just adds another layer of flavor. Yes, it can lower some of the nutrient value of the food, but it can make it easier for your body to digest these foods, so it’s kind of a good trade… in my opinion.
On To The Recipe
OK. Finally, here it is. The super delicious, easy to make recipe for your new favorite hummus.Print
Roasted Broccoli Hummus – Use Those Stems
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 15 minutes
- Total Time: 25 minutes
- Category: Dip
- Cuisine: Ethnic
- Preheat oven to 375° F and line a small cookie sheet with parchment paper
- Place chopped broccoli in a medium bowl with garlic.
- Pour the 2 tablespoons of oil over the broccoli and toss to coat.
- Add in salt and pepper and toss again.
- Spread onto cookie sheet and roast in oven for 15 to 18 minutes or fork tender.
- Remove from oven and allow to cool for a few minutes.
- In a large food processor, combine broccoli and the rest of the ingredients.
- Pulse until well blended and mixture is smooth. Stop halfway to scrape the sides of the bowl.
- Spoon hummus into air-tight container to store.
Added Mixing Helps
Adding extra oil: Depending on the beans sometimes, your hummus can be a little dry. It’s a good idea to keep some extra oil on hand and it in as you pulse the mixture. Hummus itself has a nice smooth texture, so make sure to add a little at a time. You don’t want to make it too wet.
Love garlic?: If you are a big fan of garlic (like me), feel free to add one or two more small cloves. Remember though, this is not a large recipe, so don’t over do it. Vampires aren’t for real so you don’t need to be fending any off with your breath. LOL.
Thanks for stopping by and Happy Cooking!
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