Saturday, August 15, 2020

Mashed Cauliflower Hummus

low carb dip using cauliflower

This is an interesting idea that is all over Pinterest for making cauliflower hummus. You simply use a recipe for homemade hummus but substitute steamed cauliflower. 

With less calories, less fat, and less carbohydrates than regular hummus, cauliflower hummus is an interesting and healthy substitute. 

I love making recipes using the incredibly healthy and versatile cauliflower. In fact, I have a Pinterest board just for making mock cauliflower recipes. No matter what, my favorite is always the cauliflower and I've listed other mock cauliflower recipe links below. 

head of cauliflower

For this hummus, I used my recipe for my homemade chickpea hummus, but substituted cauliflower for the chick peas, and reduced the tahini and the oil!

steamed cauliflower
Steamed Cauliflower

Conventional humus is seasoned with lots of lemon juice, cumin, fresh garlic, salt and pepper and usually the final product is sprinkled with paprika. It always contains some tahini and olive oil to bind it. 

This recipe is no different. It has all the rich spices, herbs, and seasonings that makes hummus so tasty but with no added oil. Of course like all my recipes it is vegan and naturally gluten free.

1 small head of cauliflower, broken into florets and steamed
2 tablespoons of Tahini paste
Juice of one whole lemon or lime
1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder
Salt and pepper to taste
1/4 teaspoon of cumin
Paprika or Za'atar for garnish

Add all of the ingredients to the food processor using the metal blade. Pulse on and off quickly until you get a creamy consistency. Place in bowl and serve as a dip with gluten free chips or crudite. Garnish with paprika or za'atar.

Shared on Weekend Cooking at The Intrepid Reader and Baker 


  1. Well I never thought about using cauliflower in hummus, although I have dipped my share of cauliflower IN hummus. Great recipe.

  2. Nice idea for using cauliflower.

    be well... mae at

  3. So creamy and yummy! We eat quite a lot of hummus too and I love to experiment using veggies to make them more interesting and fun.

  4. That’s a great idea with the cauliflower. I will share the recipe with my daughter.

  5. This would be great. I love cauliflower in any form, my husband not so much. I wonder if I could get this by him???

  6. Is there anything you can't do with cauliflower. So versatile.

  7. what a great idea. i love cauli, and this sounds like a fabulous dish.

  8. Interesting! Not tried making hummus with cauliflower but I do use the florets in creaming my soup.
    How did it taste like?

  9. This is such a fun alternative to traditional hummus. I would have never thought to use cauliflower... I love it!

  10. This hummus looks creamy and delicious!

  11. What a great idea! Some days I think you can turn cauliflower into almost anything. LOL Seriously, I'm in the middle of reviewing a new cookbook called Cauliflower Power and I'm loving it. We had shepherd's pie topped with mashed cauliflower a few nights ago and it hit the spot for sure. :-)



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