Broccoli Hummus with Spicy Sausage

Broccoli Hummus with Spicy Sausage

Broccoli Hummus with Spicy Sausage

OMG even if you’re not a sausage fan – spicy or otherwise, you have to try this broccoli ‘hummus’. While it’s completely nontraditional, it is soo soo delicious. Use it anywhere you’d normally serve hummus.

I hate to play favourites with my Low Carb hummus-es but at the moment my broccoli is equally as good as my Quick Cauli Hummus. If you need to feed someone who isn’t so into their green foods.

enough for 2
takes 30 minutes

1 head broccoli, chopped into bite sized pieces
1/2 cup tahini
1/3 cup lemon juice
1-2 cloves garlic
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 spicy sausages
2-3 tablespoons tomato paste
baby spinach or parsley leaves, to serve

1. Bring about an inch of water to boil in a medium saucepan. Add a little salt and simmer broccoli for 5 minutes or until just tender. Drain and run some cold water over to stop the cooking process.

2. Puree broccoli with tahini, lemon juice, garlic and olive oil. Taste and season with salt or more lemon.

3. Crumble sausages and add to a medium frying pan on a medium high heat. Cook, stirring until the sausages is well browned. Add tomato paste and stir until well combined.

4. Divide hummus between 2 plates. Top with spicy meat and finish with spinach / parsley leaves.

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WINE MATCH: A crisp dry white like a Sauvignon Blanc or Riesling.

Variations & Substitutions

more veg – soften an onion and add to the meat. Carrot and celery could also be used. And serve with grilled veg like zucchini, eggplant, mushrooms and capsicum (red bell peppers).

vegetarian – replace sausages with slice mushrooms or cooked lentils with some chilli.

no tahini – use cashew or almond butter instead. Or just use a store bought hummus instead of making the broccoli version.

short on time / less ingredients – use store bought hummus.

no spicy sausage – use minced / ground beef, chicken or pork and add fresh or dried chilli or my chilli salt to taste.

carb lovers / more substantial – serve with flat bread.

more substantial (low carb) – serve with roasted nuts such as almonds or hazelnuts. Some avocado smashed on the side will also work.

less green – use my Quick Cauliflower Hummus.

Waste Avoidance Strategy

broccoli – will keep for 2 weeks or loner in the fridge. Can be frozen. Best to chop before freezing for quicker defrosting.
tahini – I keep mine in the pantry but will keep longer in the fridge if open.

lemon – whole lemon will keep wrapped in a plastic bag in the fridge for months.

garlic – will keep for months in the pantry. I wrap in a brown paper bag to protect from light and prevent shooting.

extra virgin olive oil / tomato paste – keep it in the pantry.

sausages – freeze them.

baby spinach – either pop them in the freezer or wilt down in a covered pot with a little olive oil. This way they’ll keep in the fridge for a few weeks.

parsley – will keep in the fridge wrapped in a plastic bag for a few weeks. Can be frozen or make a parsley oil by packing the leaves into a clean jar and covering with extra virgin olive oil.

Prepare Ahead

Absolutely! Keep the hummus separate from the spicy meat and keep the parsley / spinach separate too. Hummus and meat will keep in the fridge for 1-2 weeks or can be frozen. To serve allow hummus to come to room temp and reheat sausage until really hot.

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