YOUR HEALTHY PLATE: Cauliflower-Pumpkin Swirl Dip

Nothing like recipes for the season! I’ve got 3 perfectly beautiful pumpkins on the table outside just waiting to be turned into something yummy and Octobery. This recipe goes together very nicely, but I do recommend that you measure out all your ingredients in advance.

Thank you to Happy.Healthy.Life for the original version of this beauty. Happy.Healthy.Autumn!

Ingredient list #1

  • 1 head cauliflower, cored & chopped
  • 1 medium sweet onion, chopped
  • 3 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • 4 Tbsp. coconut creamer (set aside for step 2 below)

Heat oven to 425F. Place chopped cauliflower and onion in a plastic bag, drizzle with olive oil, and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Seal bag and toss briefly to coat vegetables, and empty contents onto a baking sheet. Roast 20-25 minutes until cauliflower is tender and onions are beginning to caramelize. Reduce heat to 250F.

Ingredient list #2

  • 3/4 c. canned pumpkin, unsweetened
  • 1 c. canned garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 c. maple syrup
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. apple cider vinegar
  • dash of cinnamon
  • salt to taste

Puree all ingredients from list #2 in food processor, and set aside. Next, add roasted cauliflower and onions to food processor along with any liquid from pan. Add coconut creamer (from ingredient list #1 above) and blend until smooth and creamy. Add additional salt to taste.

Pour cauliflower/onion mixture into souffle dish (oven-safe). Pour pumpkin mixture into the center, and press to bottom of dish. Use a toothpick or fork to make swirls. Or bat wings, or jack o’lanterns, or a smiley face.

Next, drizzle on a little more olive oil and sprinkle lightly with ground pepper. Bake at 250F approx 20 min. until top layer develops a light brown crust. Delicious warm or at room temperature. Serves 6-8.

 

3 thoughts on “YOUR HEALTHY PLATE: Cauliflower-Pumpkin Swirl Dip


    • Yes, yes! Whatever you’d like. You can even put leftovers into a baked potato, or spoon it over leaves of romaine or endive.



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