by Dominic Franks from DomInTheKitchen.com @DomInTheKitchen
For me, autumn is about experimenting with flavours and seasonal vegetables and this chilli & cumin cauliflower traybake with sweetcorn hummus is an excellent way to bring a bit of spicy warmth into your kitchen and onto your plates. Cauliflower is the key ingredient here, but it's roasted alongside carrots, shallots, and garlic. I've also added some butterbeans and olives to add to the overall middle-eastern vibes.
Layered over a bed of wonderfully nutty sweetcorn hummus, it can be eaten ‘family style’ with the platter at the centre of the table and served with warm flatbreads to dip in and create wraps.
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Prep: 15 mins
Cooking time: 45mins
FOR THE TRAYBAKE
- 1 cauliflower – some of the leaves removed and cut into wedges
- 3 carrots – cut into wedges
- 4 banana shallots – peeled and halved
- 4 cloves of garlic
- 1 400g can butter beans - drained
- Green and black olives
- 1 tsp chilli flakes
- 1 tsp cumin seeds
- Salt and pepper
- Olive oil
FOR THE SWEETCORN HUMMUS
- 1 400g tin chickpeas (drain the water but keep it in a jug)
- 1 175g tin sweetcorn
- 2 tablespoons tahini
- 2 ice cubes
- Salt and pepper
- The juice of half a lemon
- A little olive oil
- A little of the chickpea water
- Pre-heat your oven to 160c fan. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Place all the traybake ingredients into a large bowl and drizzle with olive. Toss together well then lay out onto the baking tray. Bake in the oven on 160C for 20 mins, then turn up the oven to 180C and bake for a further 20 mins until golden and beginning to darken in places. Remove from the oven.
- Meanwhile make the humus by placing all the ingredients into a food processor and blending until smooth. Taste, then add a little more chickpea water and salt and pepper and blend again for a smooth texture.
To serve, spread the sweetcorn humus on the bottom of a large platter, then lay the roasted veg on top.
The whole dish can be served cold as a salad or hot as a main meal. Serve in warm pitta breads for an easy mid-week lunch.