Roasted Cauliflower Hummus

Last updated: June 4th, 2024

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This low-carb, keto friendly roasted cauliflower hummus is the perfect healthy snack for Super Bowl parties and game days.

Roasted cauliflower hummus served with veggies.

It’s that time of year again where we want to eat healthier and get more fruits and veggies into our diets. But we’re also gearing up for the playoffs and the Super Bowl in just a few weeks! Which means we had to put on our thinking caps and come up with a healthy game day recipe to enjoy on Sunday afternoons. The result: roasted cauliflower hummus.

Inspired by our air fryer buffalo cauliflower bites, we swapped the main ingredient in another one of our favorite snacks – hummus – for cauliflower. While chickpeas aren’t the worst thing in the world, they are high in carbs, and it’s too easy to overindulge in hummus (it just tastes too good)! 

With this keto-friendly, low carb cauliflower hummus, you’re basically dipping veggies into more veggies, so you can eat as much of it as you want without compromising your New Year’s healthy diet goals. 

Our roasted cauliflower hummus is super thick and creamy, with a hybrid flavor giving notes of classic hummus and cauliflower at the same time. Served with veggies, pita chips, or crackers, this tasty snack is perfect for game day parties!

Roasted cauliflower hummus.

Roasted Cauliflower Hummus Ingredients

Here’s what you’ll need to make this healthy cauliflower hummus dip:

  • Cauliflower florets
  • Water
  • Lemon juice
  • Tahini
  • Olive oil
  • Garlic
  • Cumin
  • Salt
  • Chives (optional garnish)

Essentially, this recipe follows our traditional hummus recipe but replaces the chickpeas with roasted cauliflower. This simple swap yields a totally unique hummus that’s still super creamy and dippable! Roasted cauliflower hummus is a great option if you are on a keto diet or are allergic to chickpeas.

How To Make Roasted Cauliflower Hummus

To make roasted cauliflower hummus, you’ll first need to prepare the roasted cauliflower ahead of time. This can be done up to 4 hours in advance. It will take 30 minutes to roast, and you’ll want to let it cool for at least 1 hour before making the hummus, so plan ahead if you want to make this dip for a party!

Here’s a step-by-step breakdown of how to make our roasted cauliflower hummus recipe:

  1. First, preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Next, spread the cauliflower florets out on a baking sheet in a single layer. Drizzle lightly with olive oil and sprinkle with a pinch of salt. Then, roast the cauliflower in the oven for 30 minutes. Let cool for at least 1 hour.
  3. Transfer the cauliflower to a food processor. Add water, lemon juice, tahini, olive oil, garlic, cumin, and salt. Pulse a few times, then process on medium speed until the consistency is smooth.
  4. Finally, transfer the cauliflower hummus to a serving bowl and chill in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes before serving.

You can adjust the amount of cumin and salt to taste once you’ve put everything through the food processor. We also recommend slicing up some chives for garnish if you’re planning on serving this hummus at a party since it adds a nice pop of color.

A bowl of cauliflower hummus.

Roasted Cauliflower Hummus Serving Suggestions

So, what do you serve with cauliflower hummus?

Anything that you would normally dip in hummus tastes great with roasted cauliflower hummus, too! Here are some of our favorite things to dip:

  • Carrots
  • Bell pepper
  • Celery
  • Pretzels
  • Pita chips
  • Crackers
  • Triscuit thin crisps

If you’re serving this hummus at a party, you can put it in a bowl on a large platter or serving board with a few of these options scattered around it! Not only does it make for a great presentation, but your guests will love being able to pick and choose what they dip.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

If you’ve been searching for a way to make hummus without chickpeas for any reason, whether it’s a keto diet restriction or a food allergy, you’re going to love this roasted cauliflower hummus recipe. It’s the perfect healthy snack to help you get more vegetables into your diet, and a great low-carb option for indulging in during the Super Bowl.

Try our roasted cauliflower hummus recipe for your next game day party and let us know what you think by rating, commenting, and sharing below!

Dipping celery into cauliflower hummus.

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Roasted Cauliflower Hummus

This low-carb, keto friendly roasted cauliflower hummus is the perfect healthy snack for Super Bowl parties and game days.
Servings 1 cup
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Cool Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes

Ingredients

Roasted Cauliflower

  • 7.5 ounces cauliflower florets
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 pinch fine sea salt

Hummus

  • ¼ cup water
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • tablespoons tahini
  • 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • ¼ teaspoon fine sea salt
  • teaspoon cumin
  • Chives sliced (optional garnish)

Instructions

  • First, prepare the roasted cauliflower. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F and spread the cauliflower florets out onto a baking sheet in a single layer. Drizzle lightly with olive oil and sprinkle with a pinch of salt, then roast in the oven for 30 minutes until soft. Let cool at room temperature for at least 1 hour.
  • Next, transfer the roasted cauliflower to a food processor. Add the water, lemon juice, tahini, extra virgin olive oil, minced garlic, salt, and cumin. Pulse a few times, then process on medium speed until the consistency is smooth.
  • Transfer the hummus to a serving bowl and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving. Optionally garnish with chives and serve with veggies, pretzels, or crackers for dipping.

Notes

Prep ahead tips: Since you’ll need to prepare the roasted cauliflower ahead of time and let it cool before making the hummus, you can do Step 1 up to 4 hours in advance. This can be useful if you’re hosting a party and you want to prep ingredients in the morning, and then be ready to quickly prepare everything right before serving. Just make sure to allow enough time to chill the hummus in the fridge before serving.
Serving size: One serving of this hummus (about 1 cup) is enough for 2 to 4 people to snack on. We suggest doubling the recipe if you’re planning on serving this alongside other appetizers and snacks at a party.
Serving suggestions: Anything that you’d normally dip with classic hummus tastes great with cauliflower hummus! We love dipping carrots, bell pepper, pretzels, Triscuits, and pita chips.
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Author: Nicole
Calories: 344kcal
Course: Appetizer, Appetizers, Dip, Snack, Snacks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cauliflower, chives, cumin, extra virgin olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, party, party snack, salt, super bowl, tahini, water

Nutrition

Calories: 344kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 16g | Sodium: 697mg | Potassium: 799mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 21IU | Vitamin C: 117mg | Calcium: 96mg | Iron: 2mg

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