Low-carb Cauliflower Hummus

by Becca
4 people
50 min

This cauliflower hummus is an easy way to enjoy a super tasty, low-carb snack. Just serve it with crunchy veggies for dipping!

It’s another low-carb recipe using the magic that is cauliflower! I’m sure you’ve noticed that I don’t follow a low-carb diet, but I do love to experiment with all kinds of recipes, and using cauliflower to create a low-carb version of an old favourite is something I’ve done several times before – cauliflower tabbouleh, cauliflower tortillas, cauliflower risotto… to name but a few. This low-carb cauliflower hummus is another amazing, easy way to reduce your carbs, and sneak an extra veggie into your diet while you’re at it.

The recipe is basically a simple homemade hummus recipe, but using roasted cauliflower instead of chickpeas. Just blitz up some of that incredible roasted cauliflower with a drizzle of tahini, some fresh garlic and a squeeze of lemon juice… you’ve got a really amazing low-carb cauliflower hummus.

Low-carb Cauliflower Hummus
Recipe details
  • 4  people
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes Cook time: 40 Minutes Total time: 50 min
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  • 1 large head cauliflower (~ 1 kg / ~ 2 lbs)
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • 1 small clove garlic, peeled
  • 1 tbsp tahini
  • Squeeze of lemon juice
  • To serve: 1 tbsp toasted sesame seeds, 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil (both optional, but highly recommended!)

Remove the leaves from the cauliflower, and cut into chunks. Toss in a little oil, season with salt and pepper, and spread it out in a single layer on a baking tray (use two trays if needed). Roast at 190°C (Gas Mark 5 / 375°F) for around 30-40 minutes, until the cauliflower is soft, with crispy, golden brown edges. Set aside to cool.
Add the cooled roasted cauliflower to a food processor, along with the garlic, tahini, and a squeeze of lemon juice. Blitz very thoroughly, scraping down the sides, until fairly smooth. You can add more seasoning, lemon juice, etc. if needed. Store in the fridge and serve lightly chilled.
  • To make the toasted sesame seeds, add a spoonful of sesame seeds to a dry frying pan, and cook over a medium-high heat for a couple of minutes, stirring regularly, until they're golden brown. Watch them carefully, as once they start to turn they'll go quickly!
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  • Laura Laura on Mar 10, 2022

    Thissounds like a winner!

  • Cynthia Torres Cynthia Torres on Mar 10, 2022

    I’ve noticed that in your nutrition information you don’t show how much serving equals to the figures you post. You don’t include for example: 1/2 cup, 1 tsp or what you should say per serving. How do we know how much to serve?