1/2cuptahinior 1/4 cup toasted sesame seeds or toasted sunflower seeds
juice of 1/2 lemon
¼ - ½cupextra-virgin olive oilpoured over top to seal out bacteria
Wash, remove the leaves and break the head of cauliflower. Dry roast cauliflower in a cast iron pan at 350°F for 30 minutes and then add the garlic and roast for another 30 minutes. Put all ingredients in a food processor (hold out the olive oil) and process until smooth.
If serving immediately, leave out the fermenting liquid. Spoon into a bowl and stir in 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil, then drizzle a bit more on the top. Serve with crudite platter or chips.
If fermenting, hold out the olive oil until the very end. Transfer hummus to a 2 litre clip top jar, cover with the olive oil and clamp closed. Slowly rotate the jar until the olive oil seals the entire empty surface. Leave to ferment for 2-3 days depending on your preference. It will be cultured after 24 hours but you will have a stronger bite and more gut healthy bacteria after 2 or 3 days. It is an acquired taste so if you're new start with 1-2 days. Once finished, stir the olive oil in and store in a 1 liter glass jar in the fridge.
Pro Tip: Make sure your jar is at minimum 1 1/2 times the capacity of your culture. Double is best. If your jar is too small it will grow right out of the jar and all over your kitchen counter.