Though I've never been a traditionalist in my kitchen, this Cauliflower Hummus surprised even me. As someone who has had a lifelong love of hummus, I was shocked at how much I loved this. Cauliflower does a beautiful job standing in for chickpeas, creating a dip that is every bit as delicious as the original. Plus, there are so many fun ways you can mix things up. Try it once and like me, you will be addicted!
Cauliflower Hummus is the Perfect Low Carb Snack!
I once saw a t-shirt that said, "Hummus is a Food Group." At the time, I couldn't have agreed more.
Always a fan of dips, there was a time when my fridge would not have been without at least one container of hummus.
Of course, when I went low carb, that went out the window. Gone were the bags of gluten-free pita chips, and along with them, my much-loved hummus.
When I first heard of Cauliflower Hummus, I was skeptical. I mean, cauliflower is great. I love it in these Keto Cauliflower Wings, Mashed Cauliflower is fabulous and is even great in Cauliflower Mac and Cheese.
But hummus? That was taking it too far.
Then as part of I book I was working on, I was asked to create a recipe for it. I was skeptical, but of course, did it anyway.
So ridiculously good, and thanks to these Keto Tortilla Chips, my dipping days are back.
This Roasted Cauliflower Hummus is simple to make, and never fails to satisfy! The perfect snack for your keto diet.
How Long Does Cauliflower Hummus Last?
This recipe will keep stored in a sealed container in the refrigerator for about 5 days.
Can You Freeze Cauliflower Hummus?
Yes, you can! Freeze it in an airtight container for up to 3 months. I recommend freezing in individual serving sizes so that you can thaw out just what you need. When you are ready to eat it, thaw the hummus out in the refrigerator overnight.
How Many Calories Are In Cauliflower Hummus?
Recipes will vary, but this one makes 8 servings at 154 calories each.
Is Hummus Keto Compliant?
No. Unfortunately for hummus-lovers, it is not keto complaint because traditional hummus is made with garbanzo beans (chickpeas), which are not keto-friendly. Keto Cauliflower Hummus is the PERFECT alternative.
Should You Roast or Steam Cauliflower?
You CAN steam your cauliflower, but I much prefer to roast it because roasting brings out the cauliflower's richness, yielding a dip with more depth of flavor.
Plain Roasted Cauliflower Hummus - If you aren't in the mood for buffalo flavor, omit the buffalo sauce and add 1 teaspoon ground cumin and ½ teaspoon smoked paprika.
Roasted Red Pepper Cauliflower Hummus - Add 1 roasted red pepper in place of the buffalo cause and 1 teaspoon ground cumin.
Pesto Pine Nut Roasted Cauliflower Hummus - Omit the buffalo sauce and at ½ cup pesto and top with toasted pine nuts.
- Sliced cucumbers, cauliflower, zucchini, squash, celery, or red pepper.
- Keto Tortilla Chips or Crackers
- Zucchini Chips make a fabulous and healthy dipping option.
How to Make Roasted Cauliflower Hummus
First, you need to roast your cauliflower by drizzling it in oil and placing it on a parchment-lined baking sheet in a 400-degree oven for 20 minutes.
Transfer it into a food processor. Add in your lemon juice, olive oil, tahini, vinegar, and garlic salt. Add your other ad ins depending on which recipe you are making.
Process until smooth - at least 3 or 4 minutes. Add additional liquid, 1 tablespoon at a time, until the desired consistency is reached.
Sprinkle with topping and serve with sliced vegetables, low carb crackers, or Keto Tortilla Chips.
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Buffalo Cauliflower Hummus
- 1 head cauliflower cut into florets (about 1 pound)
- 1 tablespoon avocado oil
- Salt and pepper
- 3 tablespoons buffalo sauce like Franks Red Hot
- ¼ cup lemon juice
- ¼ cup olive oil
- ¼ cup tahini
- 1 tablespoon white vinegar
- ¼ cup crumbled blue cheese
- 1 teaspoon garlic salt
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Like a baking sheet with parchment paper. Arrange the cauliflower on the baking sheet and drizzle with avocado oil. Toss to coat. Season with salt and pepper. Bake for 20 minutes, until tender.
- Transfer the cauliflower to a food processor and add in buffalo sauce, lemon juice, olive oil, tahini, white vinegar, and garlic salt.
- Process until smooth. If you would like a thinner dip, add additional lemon juice or water, 1 tablespoon at a time until the desired consistency is reached.
- Sprinkle with blue cheese crumbles and serve with sliced vegetables or low carb crackers