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Roasted Cauliflower Hummus

Roasted cauliflower hummus is a delicious chickpea-free version of hummus that’s low-carb, keto, paleo and Whole30 friendly. It’s creamy, savory, veggie-packed and I think you’ll love it just as much as my authentic hummus recipe.

Roasted cauliflower hummus is a delicious chickpea-free version of hummus that's low-carb, keto, paleo and Whole30 friendly.

Cauliflower Hummus

When it comes to hummus recipes I love them all. I love my authentic hummus recipe that’s spot-on with all the hummus I enjoyed in Israel. I love my antioxidant-packed roasted beet hummus that turns beige hummus a vibrant, electric pink. And I love this cauliflower hummus that trades chickpeas for roasted cauliflower, resulting in a low-carb hummus recipe.

So take your pick on hummus recipes, but if you’ve never tried cauliflower hummus before you should definitely give this recipe a try. It’s easily digestible (as it’s legume-free) and a great way to sneak more veggies into your daily routine.

Cauliflower is one of my favorite vegetables as it’s incredibly versatile. You’ve seen me rice it and make cauliflower rice. And you’ve seen me mash it and make cauliflower mashed potatoes. Now, we’re gonna roast it and make creamy, smoky, garlicky, cauliflower hummus.

Should You Roast or Steam the Cauliflower?

I highly recommend roasting the cauliflower in this recipe rather than steaming it. Cauliflower on it’s own is quite bland and neutral in flavor and while that’s great for making it a versatile vegetable, it can also make it boring to the palate.

To jazz up the flavor in this hummus recipe, roast the cauliflower for 20 minutes. It will make it soft and easy to blend while also imparting a bit more flavor.

Roasted cauliflower hummus is a delicious chickpea-free version of hummus that's low-carb, keto, paleo and Whole30 friendly.

Roasted cauliflower hummus is a delicious chickpea-free version of hummus that's low-carb, keto, paleo and Whole30 friendly.

Roasted cauliflower hummus is a delicious chickpea-free version of hummus that's low-carb, keto, paleo and Whole30 friendly.

How to Make Cauliflower Hummus

You’ll notice many ingredients in this cauliflower hummus recipe are similar to my traditional hummus recipe – including tahini, lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, salt and cumin. It’s truly a matter of replacing the chickpeas with cauliflower and adding a dash of ground coriander for extra flavor.

  • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees fahrenheit
  • Remove the florets from the head of cauliflower (see my easy method to do this on the video below) and place them on a sheet pan. Drizzle a little olive oil or avocado oil and roast for 20 minutes or until they’re slightly golden.
  • Transfer the roasted cauliflower to a Vitamix or food processor and add the remaining ingredients. Then, just blend until it’s creamy, place it in a bowl and add sunflower seeds and parsley for garnish.

To keep this recipe gluten-free, paleo, low-carb, keto and Whole30 friendly, remember to serve it up with sliced vegetables rather than chips or crackers. I personally love scooping the cauliflower hummus up with celery, but carrots and cucumber are also great. Enjoy!

Roasted cauliflower hummus is a delicious chickpea-free version of hummus that's low-carb, keto, paleo and Whole30 friendly.

Roasted cauliflower hummus is a delicious chickpea-free version of hummus that's low-carb, keto, paleo and Whole30 friendly.

For more Healthy Cauliflower Recipes

Watch this Quick Video of my Roasted Cauliflower Hummus Recipe

Roasted cauliflower hummus is a delicious chickpea-free version of hummus that's low-carb, keto, paleo and Whole30 friendly.
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Roasted Cauliflower Hummus

Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Lisa Bryan
Cauliflower hummus is healthy, veggie-packed, low-carb hummus recipe. It's also vegan, keto, paleo, gluten-free and Whole30 friendly. Watch the video above to see how quickly it comes together!
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Ingredients

  • 1 large head cauliflower, approx 5 cups florets
  • 3 tbsp olive oil, divided
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 2 tbsp water, or more for desired consistency
  • juice from 1 lemon
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground cumin
  • pinch of ground coriander
  • pepper, to taste
  • garnish with olive oil, sunflower seeds and chopped parsley

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees fahrenheit.
  • Remove the florets from the head of cauliflower and place on a baking tray. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon of olive oil (or avocado oil) and toss to combine. Place the baking tray in the oven and roast for 20 minutes.
  • Transfer the cauliflower to your Vitamix or a food processor. Add the tahini, remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil, water, lemon juice, garlic clove, salt, cumin and coriander. Add pepper to taste. Blend on high until smooth and creamy.
  • Transfer to a serving bowl and garnish with sunflower seeds and chopped parsley.

Lisa's Tips

  • I love making hummus in my Vitamix as it's ultra creamy. But you may need to scrape down the sides of the Vitamix container on this recipe. That's when I put my under blade scraper to good use!
  • If your cauliflower hummus is a bit thick, just add more water (a teaspoon at a time) until it's your desired level of creaminess.
  • Make sure to check out all of my other Vitamix recipes (I use my blender way more than my food processor).

Nutrition

Calories: 235.5kcal, Carbohydrates: 14.7g, Protein: 6.7g, Fat: 18.8g, Saturated Fat: 2.8g, Sodium: 228.3mg, Fiber: 5.7g, Sugar: 4.6g
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cauliflower hummus, keto hummus, low carb hummus, paleo hummus, whole30 hummus
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22 comments on “Roasted Cauliflower Hummus”

  1. So quick and easy and I’m so happy to have a perfect substitute for hummus, something I have been missing so much. Thanks!

  2. Why no tahini?

  3. I added some nutritional yeast in it to add a cheesy flavour! Stongly recommend! Thanks for a lovely recipe

  4. Read about preparing this on another food blog (can’t quite remember the blog) and the process is a little more complex and different from yours. Thanks for making it simple.

  5. Just started my first whole 30 today so this was a great choice to have with me at work! How long do you think this lasts in the frige?

  6. I just made this, added some broccoli as well as the cauliflower as it needed using up. WOW! What a great alternative to ordinary hummus. Will so be making this again. Thanks Lisa for your continued inspiration.

  7. This looks like a great alternative for those following a low-carb lifestyle, and I’d be interested to taste it in real life. I’m wondering if the tahini and spices effectively overcome the cauliflower flavor, (of which I am not a fan).

  8. Loved the roasted cauliflower addition! I was badly looking for something new to add to my low carb diet, that I’ve recently started following.

    Rating: 5
  9. I’ve been having a craving for hummus, but I’ve been following a low-carb diet plan so it didn’t seem like the best idea. But this cauliflower hummus is a great substitution and I can’t wait to try it.

    Rating: 5
  10. This hummus looks incredible! I haven’t tried it with cauliflower before. I especially love how you garnished it. 

    Rating: 5
  11. Wow, I’m so glad I came across this! I really love hummus (who doesn’t) but the carbs are a no go for me now. This is such a great idea and you still get that great tahini flavor. For a second I said “I wouldn’t eat a 1/2 cup serving” but who am I kidding? I totally would.

    Rating: 5