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Cauliflower Hummus Recipe

by Analiese Trimber

Outline of two people

8 servings


35 Minutes



  • Baking sheet
  • Oven
  • Food processor



  • 1 pound Raw cauliflower florets
  • ¼ cup Tahini
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • 2 tbsp Lemon juice
  • 7 tbsp Olive oil
  • ¼ tsp Cumin
  • ¼ tsp Ground pepper
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • 1 tbsp Toasted pine nuts (optional)
  • ⅛ tsp Paprika (optional)


  • 1
    Place cauliflower florets on a baking sheet and toss with 1 tablespoon olive oil, ¼ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper.
    Roast cauliflower at 400°F for 20-25 minutes, or until soft.
  • 2
    Combine roasted cauliflower and remaining ingredients in a food processor and mix until smooth.
    Serve with your choice of keto-friendly vessel! Optional: garnish with a little drizzle of olive oil, toasted pine nuts, and a dash of paprika.

Finally, A Hummus You Can Eat While Keto

Hummus is and forever will be my favorite dip. It’s just bursting with flavor in multiple ways – creamy from chickpeas, slightly bright and acidic from fresh lemon, and nutty from tahini – amongst other sophisticated tastes from the combination of a little salt, cumin and raw garlic. The only downside about hummus is that if you’re on the paleo or keto diets, you can’t eat it. I don’t know about you, but that is a really sad concept for me.

I decided to try my hand at a paleo and keto-friendly “hummus,” and what better vegetable to tap into for the task than cauliflower? When I was a kid, cauliflower was considered a reject veggie along with broccoli, but now we’ve all realized the versatility of this ingredient! It’s a godsend particularly for those on the paleo, keto, or other low carb diets.

I think we can all agree that cauliflower and chickpeas do not taste the same, so there was a little bit of extra care that went into preparing that element of the dish. To give the dip a deep flavor, I decided to roast the cauliflower rather than boil or steam it. Roasting vegetables triggers a Maillard reaction, leading to the caramelization of the vegetables, and therefore a more rich flavor.

The roasted cauliflower is then blended with quality ingredients like extra virgin olive oil, tahini, lemon juice, garlic and cumin. The result is a flavorful and creamy dip with only 3g net carbs per serving that goes great with keto-friendly veggies like cucumber and celery, or keto-friendly snacks like parmesan crisps.

This is the perfect appetizer for a potluck or get-together, and it tastes so good it’s worth sharing with friends even if they aren’t keto! I like to garnish mine with a little extra olive oil, toasted pine nuts, and a little dash of paprika. If you don’t feel like sharing, enjoy it as an appetizer paired with your favorite dish from our keto meal delivery service.

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