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Keto Cauliflower Hummus – Paleo & Low-Carb

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4.86 from 289 votes
By Carine - - 17 Comments

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

This cauliflower hummus is a delicious, 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!

What is hummus?

Everybody is obsessed with hummus. Really! Did you see that movie ‘You Don’t mess with the Zohan’ where people dip anything into hummus? Do you also do that?

Hummus is a traditional Mediterranean and Middle Eastern dip, classically made with cooked and mashed chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, and garlic. It is often found topped with some olive oil, pine nuts, paprika, or jalapenos.

Is Hummus Keto-Friendly?

Some will say that hummus is keto-friendly just on the account that it is made with Chickpeas. But the reality is that one tablespoon of classic hummus will bring about 4 grams of net carbs.

Hummus is fine on a low-carb diet, but if you are trying to stay in ketosis, the few keto-friendly vegetables that you’ll dip in the hummus will up your carbs above your macros.

So for 100% keto-friendly hummus, make my recipe below!

How to make Cauliflower Hummus

This simple hummus recipe with walnut oil will fix your hummus cravings. And it’s a recipe that is very easy to tune to create various hummus flavors!

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Cauliflower Hummus is a hummus without chickpeas: 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.

Keto Hummus Ingredients

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

Cauliflower hummus paleo

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  • 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.

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

Other keto-friendly dips

If you like this keto hummus recipe, you’ll love these keto-friendly dips:

More keto cauliflower recipes


xoxo Carine


Recipe Card

Keto Cauliflower Hummus

Cauliflower hummus paleo
3gNet Carbs
4.86 from 289 votes
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 25 mins
Net Carbs 3g
Fat 10.9g
Protein 2.3g
Calories 119kcal
Author: Carine Claudepierre
8 servings
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. 

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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. 
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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    17 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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