Curried Cauliflower Dip is a healthy and tasty game day recipe option! Roasted cauliflower with garlic and Indian curry spice, and healthy yogurt to lend some creaminess. Read on for details, or click here to jump down to the recipe.
I love it when I hit a recipe right out of the park the first time I try making it. Wait, that’s a baseball metaphor, and we are serving up this Curried Cauliflower Dip recipe just in time for some of the biggest football games of the year!
Yes, this Curried Cauliflower Dip is a great game day recipe. Sure, there tend to be lots of indulgent foods available for watching the big games. But it’s nice to have some healthy options ready too. This dip gets plenty of flavor from garlic and curry powder. The creaminess here comes from lowfat yogurt, keeping the calories down. Roasting cauliflower gives it a nice nutty flavor to go along with the health benefits of cauliflower.
I mentioned how this recipe came out great the first time I made it. I’m most likely to make a dip to bring along to serve as a party appetizer. I will often make one of my standby dips that I know will be a hit, such as my Super Easy Spicy Green Onion Dip, along with something new. That something new will often need a few tweaks before I’m really happy with it, but the Curried Cauliflower Dip scored a touchdown right away!
The only thing about getting the recipe just right the first time is that I didn’t come back around to take more pictures! Cauliflower’s white color isn’t the most photogenic in the world, next time I make it I will work on sprucing up the pics a bit somehow.
We scooped up our Curried Cauliflower Dip with pita chips, but you could take the healthy aspect of the dip a step further if you like and serve it with chopped raw vegetables. The dip is full of good Indian curry flavor without being super hot. The cool yogurt and lemon juice balance the spices nicely. Enjoy!
Pairing for Curried Cauliflower Dip
I typically offer wine pairings for my recipe, but hey, beer is the more common choice for watching football, right? An IPA style beer tends to work well with spices. I had a Sierra Nevada Single Hop Cascade IPA with the Curried Cauliflower Dip, and that was a great partner for the dip as well as other apps we were nibbling on the day I made it. I got this beer as part of a Sierra Nevada variety pack; I’m not sure if it’s available separately.
- 1 medium cabbage, chopped into florets
- 3 cloves garlic, minced and divided in half
- 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 2 cups low fat plain yogurt
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 ½ tsp curry powder
- ½ tsp garam masala
- juice from ¼ of a lemon
- 2 tbsp feta cheese
- pita chips and/or raw veggies for serving
- Preheat oven to 400. In a roasting pan, toss the cauliflower with 2 tablespoons olive oil, half of the minced garlic and a pinch of salt.
- Place the cauliflower in the oven and roast for approximately 20 minutes, until the cauliflower begins to brown and soften. Remove from oven when done and set aside to cool for a few minutes.
- Transfer the roasted cauliflower along with remaining minced garlic to a food process. Add the yogurt, and puree to combine to an even consistency.
- Add the salt, curry powder, garam masala, lemon juice and feta cheese to the food processor. Puree to thoroughly incorporate all the ingredients into the dip.
- Transfer the dip to a serving bowl, and serve with pita chips and/or raw vegetables. You can refrigerate the dip to serve later if you like.