This keto hummus is ultra creamy, smooth, and thick-packed with garlic, tahini, olive oil, and cauliflower. This keto appetizer tastes like a traditional hummus recipe but this hummus without chickpeas contains only 3 grams of net carbs per serving.
Every Friday night, I make a finger food night, with a large wooden board where I add my favorite keto appetizers like my spinach balls, keto mozzarella sticks, keto crackers, and lots of keto dips and sauce.
Next to this cauliflower keto hummus, I add some of my favorite warm and cold dips, like my spinach avocado dip, spinach pesto, and baked dip. This cauliflower keto hummus recipe is velvety and luscious, and the garlic tahini flavors are so close to the traditional hummus that everyone loves it.
Chickpeas are not keto-friendly. Therefore, the best way to mimic the chickpea texture and create a creamy, rich keto hummus is to use Cauliflower, a low-carb vegetable.
I have shown in my mashed cauliflower recipe that steamed cauliflower creates the most amazing velvety, rich, and smooth side dish. I can guarantee that you won’t taste any cauliflower flavors, but you will be amazed by the real hummus creamy texture it delivers.
Ingredients For Keto Hummus
All you need to make the creamiest keto hummus are
- Steamed Cauliflower florets – first cut the cauliflower into florets, then steam the cauliflower in the microwave or a steamer basket.
- Tahini paste – Tahini is the main ingredient in hummus recipes. It adds a creamy texture and lovely sesame earthy flavors.
- Extra virgin olive oil or avocado oil – both are keto-friendly oil, packed with healthy omega fatty acids.
- Smoked paprika to serve – or paprika, but really, smoked paprika brings this dip to the next level!
- Salt and pepper to season the low-carb hummus recipe.
Expert Tips To Make The Best Keto Hummus
- Steam the cauliflower florets instead of roasting cauliflower. This way, you save time and guarantee to remove the sulfur flavors of cauliflower. This ensures a real hummus flavor and no cauliflower aftertaste.
- Use a food processor for an ultra-creamy texture. Add the cooled, steamed cauliflower, tahini, olive oil, salt, garlic cloves, and lemon juice in the food processor. Process the keto hummus for at least one minute until it forms a smooth and creamy paste.
- Weigh The Cauliflower –All cauliflower heads have different sizes. If you add too much cauliflower, the cauliflower dip will be too wet and runny. The ratio of tahini, oil, and cauliflower is the secret tip to achieve the best creamy, thick keto hummus.
Serving Keto Hummus
Transfer the hummus to a serving bowl and drizzle some more olive oil on the top with a touch of paprika or sesame seeds.
Keto hummus is perfect on a food platter with low-carb food to dip in like:
- low-carb vegetable sticks: cucumber sticks, celery sticks, or radishes
- keto tortilla chips,
- almond flour crackers,
- flaxseed crackers to dip in.
Frequently Asked Questions
Find the answer to the most common questions about this recipe.
Yes, you can also use cauliflower rice that you bought from the freezer aisle.
If you’ve made a whole batch of my 3-Ingredient Keto Rice, you can also use the leftovers.
A serving of 1/4 cup of cauliflower keto hummus contains 3 grams of net carbs per serving.
More Keto-Friendly Dips
If you like this keto hummus recipe, you’ll love these keto-friendly dips:
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Cooking Method:Make Ahead
Preparation:Under 30 Minutes
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