I’ve made this whole braised cauliflower and placed on top of silky smooth hummus a billion times it feels like and I’m still not tired of it. I’ve topped it with various seed and spice mixes but this one that I present to you here today must be my favourite. The pistachio dukkah gives this otherwise rather humble dish a little touch of luxury and the lemon zest brings a little bit of a zing that lifts the gentle flavours of the cauliflower and hummus.

While on the topic of the dukkah feel free to swap the pistachios for other types of nuts though if you prefer. It tastes fantastic with walnuts for example or why not use a mix for a more complex flavour.

Serve this dish as a centre piece with other salads and dips like this shaved asparagus salad and this Levantine bell pepper dip muhammara as well as bread and you’ve got a feast for dinner any day of the week.

Malin x

Braised Whole Cauliflower, Hummus and Pistachio Dukkah

Serves 4.


30 g vegan butter

0,4 cup vegetable stock

1 medium sized cauliflower

Salt and black pepper, to taste

0,5 lemon

For the dukkah:

0,5 cup raw and shelled pistachios

1,5 tbsp sesame seeds

0,5 tbsp cumin seeds

0,5 tbsp coriander seeds

0,5 tsp fennel seeds

1 tsp flaked sea salt

Serve with:

2 cups of hummus

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