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Roast Cauliflower with Chickpeas & Tomatoes


We all need a few solid vegetarian recipes in our repertoire. You never know when someone is going to join you for dinner who doesn’t eat meat or has dietary restrictions. Cauliflower with Hummus & Tomatoes is one of my go-to's in these instances because it’s very filling, flavorful, and high in protein. We used to serve this at our restaurant and it translates really well to being made it home.

For this recipe feel free to make your own hummus, but storebought is also fine. Everything else is fairly simple and making this doesn’t take too long. I like to plate each serving individually so the ingredients are arranged properly. It really tastes the best when you get a little bit of everything in each bite.

To round out this meal, serve a green salad or green vegetable on the side accompanied by a dry white wine. In my experience this really rounds out the meal and makes it a pleasure to enjoy with anyone at your table. Enjoy!




Roast Cauliflower with Chickpeas & Tomatoes


We make this dish as a vegetarian entrée at our restaurant. It’s so delicious and is a real showstopper. It’s important to have some good choices for vegan and vegetarians when they dine with us!

Makes 2 servings

  • ½ cauliflower

  • 8 oz hummus

  • 1 cup chickpeas

  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes

  • salt

  • pepper

  • olive oil

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

  2. Prepare the cauliflower by cutting it in half. Drizzle the cauliflower pieces with olive oil and make sure it’s completely coated. Place it on a baking sheet and sprinkle with a pinch of salt and pepper.

  3. Place two small baking dishes on the counter. Fill one with the chickpeas, and another with the tomatoes. Drizzle each with a little olive oil and toss everything to coat.

  4. Place the cauliflower, chickpeas, and tomatoes in the oven at the same time.

  5. Roast everything for about 25 to 28 minutes, or until the chickpeas and crispy, the tomatoes are softened and the cauliflower is fork tender.

  6. Spread the hummus on the bottom of a serving platter. Layer the crispy chickpeas on top.

  7. Place the cauliflower on top of the chickpeas and top it with the roast tomatoes.

  8. Serve immediately!


Nikki Glekas is the owner of Nikki Glekas Events, a full-service catering and events company located in Stamford, CT.. To discuss further please contact team@nikkiglekascollective.com or call 203.658.8659.

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