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Keto Cauliflower Hummus Paleo + Low-Carb

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Keto Cauliflower Hummus is a low-carb, paleo, vegan, and gluten-free dip, the perfect creamy cold dip for everyone!

Cauliflower hummus paleo

This cauliflower hummus is a deliciously smooth, creamy cold dip for your next party platter. It makes a perfect cold dip for raw veggies, nachos, or to spread into sandwiches.

Cooking light and enjoying clean eating recipes has never been so easy! This dip is ready in less than 20 minutes, and you won’t miss the chickpeas!

Cauliflower Hummus Paleo Hummus recipe

My family is obsessed with hummus. Really! Did you see that fun movie ‘You Don’t mess with the Zohan’ where people dip anything into hummus? Well, that’s us. I think it’s getting worse since my husband turned vegan.

He swears by my simple hummus recipe with walnut oil. I agree that’s an awesome recipe. Each week, I am trying to surprise my family with a new hummus flavor.

They love my pesto chili hummus, but today, I wanted to surprise them A LOT with a chickpea-free hummus: a paleo cauliflower hummus recipe. Cauliflower is an amazing substitute for chickpeas in hummus. Really! Who would have thought? It makes the creamiest hummus ever.

All you need to make a creamy cauliflower hummus are the ingredients below:

Cauliflower hummus paleo

  • Cauliflower florets – steamed in the microwave or a steamer.
  • Tahini paste – I love tahini in hummus as it makes a very smooth creamy dip. If you don’t like the flavor of tahini, you can use Greek Yogurt as a low-carb substitute if you don’t like. Note that using yogurt makes this cauliflower hummus lighter and fluffy.
  • Extra virgin olive oil – any vegetable oil will work, but olive oil has healthy fat and a delicious flavor to this cauliflower dip.
  • Lemon juice
  • Smoked paprika to serve – or paprika, but really, smoked paprika brings this dip to the next level!

Cauliflower hummus paleo, no chickpeas at all!

What I love the most about cauliflower hummus is the fresh taste. Don’t get confused! It’s super thick, smooth, and creamy. But it has that delicious fresh vegetable taste that makes all the difference with chickpeas.

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Cauliflower hummus paleo

And little confession here, this is way easier to digest, if you see what I mean. So give it a try, dip any veggie, chips or spread this into sandwiches. You won’t regret it!

Cauliflower hummus paleo


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Cauliflower hummus paleo

Keto Cauliflower Hummus

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Keto Cauliflower hummus - a vegan paleo creamy dip perfect to dip raw veggies or spread into lettuce tacos. Cooking light and clean has never been so easy! Ready in less than 30 minutes. 
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 25 mins

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Author: Carine Claudepierre
8 servings
4.9 from 239 votes
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To steam the cauliflower

  • 14 oz Cauliflower Head about half cauliflower head
  • ¼ cup Water

Make the Cauliflower Hummus

  • ¼ cup Tahini Paste
  • 3 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • ½ teaspoon Smoked Paprika
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 4 Garlic Cloves crushed
  • 2 tablespoons Lemon Juice

To Serve

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  • Place the broken cauliflower florets in a small glass bowl. Add water. Cover with a plate or microwave-proof lid.
  • Microwave 10-15 minutes or until soft and tender.
  • Remove from the microwave, uncover and cool down 5 minutes - until all the steam has evaporated.
  • Place the soft cauliflower florets into a food processor with the S blade attachment.
  • Add the tahini, olive oil, salt, garlic cloves, and lemon juice.
  • Process on high speed for 1 minute or until it forms a very smooth and creamy white hummus.
  • Transfer into a dip serving bowl and use a spoon to create swirls on top. 
  • Drizzle extra olive oil and add a sprinkle of smoked paprika. 
  • Refrigerate at least one hour before serving. 
8 servings
Store: store up to 5 days in an airtight container in the fridge
How to use it: Use it as a dip for raw veggies or as a spread in a sandwich. 
Steaming cauliflower: I love my microwave. It's a fast way to steam veggies! But you can also steam the cauliflower in a steamer following your steamer instruction. I don't have a steamer, so I go for the microwave. 
Roasting cauliflower: if you love roasted cauliflower flavor, go for it! Roast the florets in the oven for 20-30. Make sure you rub them with 2 tablespoons of olive oil. It will add a delicious roasted flavor to this dip! 
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Nutrition Facts
Keto Cauliflower Hummus
Amount Per Serving (1 Serving)
Calories 119 Calories from Fat 98
% Daily Value*
Fat 10.9g17%
Carbohydrates 4.8g2%
Fiber 1.8g8%
Sugar 1.1g1%
Protein 2.3g5%
Net Carbs 3g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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    14 thoughts on Keto Cauliflower Hummus Paleo + Low-Carb
  1. Hi. Can this hummus be frozen in smaller batches and taken out as needed. Want to make and include in school lunches.

  2. 5 stars
    Fabulous! Just as delicious as chickpea hummus, if not better. Love it. Perfect texture & flavor. Thank you.

    • True! Very nice option too a bit more time consuming but worth it ! Thanks for sharing the tips with us. XOXO Carine.


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