Having a batch of vegetable dip in your fridge is a wonderfully quick and easy way to keep your nutrients topped up this winter.
Velvety roasted cauliflower is blended with a mixture of spices and Daylesford’s gut-nurturing organic kefir to make a creamy, fragrant and very versatile dip. Serve this with a selection of crunchy raw winter vegetables, such as chicory and carrots, or spread it over one of our organic sourdough breads for an extra boost of fermented flavour and beneficial gut bacteria.
DIFFICULTY: EASY 25 MINS
INGREDIENTS (SERVES 4)
500g cauliflower, chopped into small florets
3 garlic cloves, peeled and halved
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp coriander seeds
generous pinch of sea salt
1 tbsp lemon juice
75ML organic milk kefir (you can buy this at Daylesford farm shops or by visiting daylesford.com, or call Personal Shopping on 0800 083 1233. 500ML, £4.99)
Preheat the oven to 180°C
Place the cauliflower in a baking tray with the garlic. Drizzle with olive oil and scatter with a generous pinch of salt and a good grind of pepper before tossing everything together. Roast in the oven for 15 minutes or until the florets have softened nicely.
Meanwhile, put the cumin and coriander seeds into a dry pan and toast over a medium heat until the pan is just beginning to smoke. Remove the spices from the pan and put into a pestle and mortar with a generous pinch of salt and the peppercorns and grind until you have a coarse powder.
When the cauliflower has cooked through, allow it to cool slightly before transferring it, along with the roasted garlic, into a high-speed blender. Add the lemon juice, half the spices and milk kefir and blitz until you have a lovely, thick, smooth dip. Check the seasoning and add a little more lemon, salt or pepper to taste.
Transfer the dip to a plate or bowl and scatter over a generous amount of the remaining spices and a drizzle of olive oil.
Alternatively, why not dine at The Wild Rabbit, the ‘local’ pub in the Cotswolds that’s part of the Daylesford Group, purveyors of luxury organic foods and goods. Enjoy casual luxury dining that has a natural rustic charm with tantalising flavour twists.
Plus, enjoy complimentary champagne dining with the Luxury Restaurant Club. Download the Luxury Restaurant Guide free app here and follow steps to Club.