This radish hummus is a super-fresh warm-weather take on traditional “hummus”. Our radish version came into being the week we got a huge bunch of radishes in our CSA box. My son suggested the idea and I decided to run with it. While we didn’t have any chickpeas at home at the time, we did have an extra head of cauliflower so we ended up creating this low-carb version and I will never turn back!
So speaking of low-carb, this entire recipe (yes, if you ate the entire bowl–don’t judge, it IS that good) is less than 7 net carbs! Low carb lovers or not; however, will love this easy, fresh recipe.
One of the best parts of this radish dip is that it requires only 7 simple ingredients to make. Here is what you will need:
- Cauliflower-you will need one small head of fresh cauliflower. Frozen cauliflower will not work well for this dish because you will be roasting the cauliflower to get the ideal flavor for the hummus.
- Olive Oil
- Radishes-one large bunch of radishes, trimmed of roots and tops.
- Tahini-I always use this brand as I find it stays smooth and doesn’t dry out or clump as other brands I have used.
- Lemon-you will need the juice of one half of a lemon or about the equivalent of one Tablespoon if you choose to use prepared lemon juice instead.
- Garlic Powder-I prefer this to using regular garlic for this dip as it avoid any raw garlic flavor that may otherwise be present.
- Salt & Pepper-use to your taste
How to make radish hummus?
Begin by roughly chopping the radishes and cauliflower. Note: they need not be perfect as you will be pureeing them later, just try to get them similarly sized so they will roast evenly.
Next toss them with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Roast the radishes and cauliflower to get the best flavor from your veggies. When they are done roasting, allow them to cool for several minutes before transferring to the bowl of a food processor.
Next, add the remaining olive oil, tahini, cumin, lemon juice and garlic powder to the food processor, along with the radish mixture, and puree to your desired consistency. Taste for salt and pepper and season to your liking. Chill and you are ready to enjoy your radish humus!
What to serve with Radish Hummus?
There are so many options, just pick what you like based on your dietary profile. Some great ideas include:
- Cucumber slices
- Celery stalks
- Pita Chips
- Use as a spread on sandwiches
- Cherry Tomatoes
- Carrot Sticks
If you like Radish Hummus, try these next:
- 1 small head cauliflower
- ¼ cup +2 teaspoons olive oil divided
- 1 large bunch radishes
- ¼ cup tahini
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- Juice of ½ of a lemon
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Roughly chop the radishes and cauliflower, you will be pureeing them later so they need not be perfect. Toss with 2 teaspoons of the olive oil. Roast at 400 degrees for 15 minutes. Allow to cool for a few minutes.
- Add the radishes and cauliflower to the bowl of a food processor along with the remaining ingredients. Pulse until smooth. Taste for salt and pepper. Chill before serving.
Radish hummus with no chickpeas is perfect for Spring!