Snacks and sides

Roast cauliflower hummus with fried chickpeas and flatbread

This Middle-Eastern style vegetarian snack combines yoghurt flatbread with a paprika-spiced cauliflower hummus. Fried chickpeas add some crunch.
William Meppem
6 - 8
1H 20M

A tasty dip is great for entertaining. The flatbread dough can be made ahead and cooked as you need it, or buy a good flatbread to make things even easier.


Yoghurt flatbread



1.Preheat oven to 220C. Combine cauliflower in an oven dish with 60ml olive oil and lemon rind, season to taste, stir to coat, and roast until dark golden brown and tender (30-35 minutes). Cool.
2.Meanwhile, toss half the chickpeas with spices and remaining olive oil, season to taste and spread on an oven dish lined with baking paper. Roast, shaking pan occasionally, until crisp and golden brown (20-25 minutes). Set aside.
3.For yoghurt flatbread, combine dry ingredients and 2 tsp salt in a bowl and make a well in the centre. Whisk yoghurt, oil and 100ml hot water in a bowl to combine, add to well and mix until a dough starts to form. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface, knead until smooth and elastic (4-5 minutes), then rub all over with oil, place in a clean bowl, cover with plastic wrap and stand at room temperature until doubled in size (40-45 minutes), then knock back. Dough can be refrigerated at this stage for 5 days. To cook, pinch off golfball-sized pieces of dough and roll out to 3mm-thick rounds on a lightly floured surface. Heat a large frying pan over high heat until very hot and cook bread one at a time until lightly scorched (1-2 minutes), then turn and cook other side (1 minute). Drizzle with extra oil and season to taste. Serve at room temperature or warmed in a moderate oven for 2-3 minutes.
4.Process cauliflower (reserve a little for garnish), remaining chickpeas, lemon juice, tahini and garlic in a food processor until smooth, add extra-virgin olive oil, season to taste and process to combine. Top with reserved roast cauliflower, roast chickpeas, parsley and a little extra paprika and serve with yoghurt flatbread.

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