Keto Cauliflower Hummus

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This Keto Cauliflower Hummus has all the luscious flavors of traditional hummus minus the high carb count. This is a perfect recipe for an appetizer for a party!

Hummus is a popular Middle East and Mediterranean spread made dip made from cooked chickpeas. The traditional classic ingredients include lemon juice, tahini and garlic. Today there are many additional varieties like roasted red pepper hummus, spinach and artichoke, Greek inspired, pesto, olive and even chocolate hummus. But today, a new option is presented to you, that will turn this higher carb hummus into a lower carb option, especially helpful for those of us on a keto diet. 

Swapping the standard high carb chickpea for cauliflower is the perfect solution. Both of their textures once cooked and mashed are quite similar and no one will notice the difference in flavor whatsoever. Enjoy this with some amazing Paleo Keto Crackers. 

Baking Sheet Pans– Roasting the cauliflower is one of the only ways to get that deep rich flavor needed to pull this dip off without anyone realizing theire is cauliflower in it. Buy a fresh head and toss with olive oil, lay evenly on baking sheet pan and roast until tender. 

Food Processor-The best way to truly mash any vegetable to become nice and smooth is getting your hands on a fabulous food processor. They come in hand for so many recipes, like making my coconut flour pie crust, or my fat head dough and of course for Loaded cauliflower bake. 


Potato Masher– If you don’t want to spend the money on a food processor the next best option is using a good potato masher to break done the roasted cauliflower florets. It will be hard work and you’ll need muscle but you can eventually get the job done. 

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Keto Cauliflower Hummus

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes

Servings 12 @ 1/3 cup
Calories 89 kcal
Author Naomi Sherman


  • 1 head cauliflower about 4 cups florets
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 6 tbsp tahini
  • 4-6 tbsp ice water
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp parsley for garnish


  1. Pre-heat your oven to 450⁰ F.

  2. Cut your cauliflower into small florets or slices and toss with 2 tablespoons of the
    olive oil.

  3. Spread out in an even layer o a lined baking tray and roast for 15 minutes, until softened
    but not too browned. Cool for 5 minutes.

  4. Place the cauliflower into your food processor and process until broken up.

  5. Add the garlic, lemon juice, cumin and salt and process until smooth.

  6. Now, this is the magic part. Drizzle the ice water in, a tablespoon at a time, and blend
    for five minutes.

  7. Stop and scrape down the sides occasionally and add another tablespoon of water where

  8. The mixture will become smooth and silky.

  9. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up
    to 1 week.

Nutrition Facts

Keto Cauliflower Hummus

Amount Per Serving (1 serving)

Calories 89 Calories from Fat 72

% Daily Value*

Fat 8g12%

Saturated Fat 1g6%

Sodium 18mg1%

Potassium 181mg5%

Carbohydrates 4g1%

Fiber 1g4%

Sugar 1g1%

Protein 2g4%

Vitamin A 5IU0%

Vitamin C 25mg30%

Calcium 24mg2%

Iron 1mg6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Blessings, Brenda

Naomi is the force behind Naomi Sherman | Food Creative. She is passionate about recipe development, food photography and styling. An accomplished home cook who was diagnosed with an auto-immune disease eight years ago, Naomi started to explore the connection between healthy, whole food and her symptoms, and a new love was born. She fiercely believes that what you put in your body is one of the most important factors for your physical, and mental, wellbeing.

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