When I’m really hungry, it can happen that I get “slightly” hangry. I sometimes notice this myself and sometimes I am politely told to smile or to stop banging my head against something. The prospect of hummus can normalise my behaviour a bit. And if there’s a nice topping, like roasted cauliflower and fruity amba sauce, I might even smile again.
Hummus x Cauliflower x Amba
On a good mezze table there is always a well-filled plate of makali. These are mixed, deep-fried vegetables. Cauliflower is a must. And since I personally like to move from one plate to the next and dip my pita bread directly into all the little bowls, I sometimes end up with very tasty combinations.
The combination of creamy hummus, the roasted flavours of the cabbage and the fruity notes of amba gave me a brief pause in my combine foraging move: “Oh, this definitely needs to go on the blog!”
And so I made this delicious creation and added some caramelised sumac onions and chopped almonds. Everything is garnished with fresh parsley, some sesame seeds and black cumin. I roasted the cauliflower in the oven to reduce the fat. Of course, you can also deep-fry the cauliflower 😉 I’m not a fan of it.
The recipe is for 4 people as a main course or for 8 people as a starter.
Recipe for hummus with roasted cauliflower and amba
- 1 Tl Black cumin
- 1 TL Sesame
- 1 Handful Parsley
- Preheat the oven to 200 °C. Divide the cauliflower into florets and lay them out on a baking tray. Drizzle with a little olive oil, salt lightly and roast in the oven for approx. 25 – 30 minutes.
- Peel the onions, cut them into rings and roast them with 4 tbsp olive oil in a pan on high heat. Add a pinch of salt and 2 tsp sumac and roast for about 5 minutes until the onions are nicely cooked.
- Coarsely chop the almonds and parsley.
- Divide the hummus and sumac onions between plates and top with roasted cauliflower.
- Spoon the amba over the hummus and cauliflower. (You don't have to use the whole amba sauce) and garnish with olive oil, almonds, parsley, sesame seeds, black cumin.
- Serve with fresh pita bread or baguette.