Cauliflower Hummus — Perfect Summertime Snack and Appetizer

Friday, June 11, 2021

 Cauliflower is Great for Almost Anything 

Including Hummus

Cauliflower Hummus

Cauliflower seems to be part of every recipe these days! It is indeed a versatile vegetable that is great for making mashed potatoes, pizza crust, and, yes, even hummus! This recipe came originally from EatingWell and is easy to make. Roast the cauliflower ahead of time and make the hummus when you are ready. You can't beat this low carb tasty treat.


  • 6 cups cauliflower florets (about 1 pound)
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for garnish
  • 1 large garlic clove, roughly chopped
  • ¼ cup tahini
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • Chopped red bell pepper or parsley for garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Toss cauliflower with oil in a large bowl. Spread in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet. Roast until tender and just starting to brown, 20 to 25 minutes. Let cool to room temperature.

  2. Add the cauliflower, garlic, tahini, lemon zest, lemon juice, salt, cumin, crushed red pepper and water to a food processor. Process until combined, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed. Add more water, if desired, to make a looser dip.

  3. Transfer to a bowl. Drizzle with additional olive oil and sprinkle with chopped pepper or parsley, if desired.

Extra Tips

  • Equipment Needed: Parchment paper or silicone baking mat
  • To make ahead: Roast cauliflower and refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 2 days.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: about 1/2 cup. Servings: 4. Calories Per Serving:152 calories; fat 12g; sodium 280mg; carbohydrates 10g; dietary fiber 3g; protein 5g; sugars 3g.

Cauliflower Hummus Makes a Great Snack


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