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Keto Hummus

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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.

A bowl filled with keto hummus topped with olive oil and paprika with fresh vegetables around it.

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

Step-by-step instructions on making Keto Hummus
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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:

You can also use it as a keto spread for a low-carb sandwich. Spread in a low-carb bread recipe like my 3 ingredients cloud bread or keto microwave bread.

A bowl filled with keto hummus topped with olive oil and paprika.

Frequently Asked Questions

Find the answer to the most common questions about this recipe.

Can I Use Cauliflower Rice to make keto hummus?

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.

How Many Carbs Are In Keto Hummus?

A serving of 1/4 cup of cauliflower keto hummus contains 3 grams of net carbs per serving.

Can I Roast The Cauliflower to make cauliflower hummus?

You can definitely roast the cauliflower for added flavor.
With smoked cauliflower, this is even better.

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a bowl filled with keto hummus topped with olive oil and paprika

Keto Hummus

3gNet Carbs
This keto hummus is ultra creamy, smooth and thick packed with garlic, tahini, olvie oil, and cauliflower. It taste like a traditional hummus recipe but this hummus without chickpeas contains only 3 g net carbs per serve.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 25 minutes
Yield: 8 servings
Serving Size: 1 Serving
4.98 from 495 votes


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

  • 1 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
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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 for 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 for 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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Serving Size: 1 Serving
Yield: 8 servings
Serving: 1ServingCalories: 122.1kcal (6%)Carbohydrates: 4.8g (2%)Fiber: 1.8g (8%)Net Carbs: 3gProtein: 2.4g (5%)Fat: 11.1g (17%)Saturated Fat: 1.6g (10%)Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.5gMonounsaturated Fat: 6.6gSodium: 236.4mg (10%)Potassium: 195.6mg (6%)Sugar: 1.1g (1%)Vitamin A: 67IU (1%)Vitamin C: 26.1mg (32%)Calcium: 25.1mg (3%)Iron: 0.6mg (3%)Magnesium: 15.5mg (4%)Zinc: 0.5mg (3%)
Carine Claudepierre

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Carine Claudepierre

Hi, I'm Carine, the food blogger, author, recipe developer, published author of a cookbook and many ebooks, and founder of Sweet As Honey.

I have an Accredited Certificate in Nutrition and Wellness obtained in 2014 from Well College Global (formerly Cadence Health). I'm passionate about sharing all my easy and tasty recipes that are both delicious and healthy. My expertise in the field comes from my background in chemistry and years of following a keto low-carb diet. But I'm also well versed in vegetarian and vegan cooking since my husband is vegan.

I now eat a more balanced diet where I alternate between keto and a Mediterranean Diet

Cooking and Baking is my true passion. In fact, I only share a small portion of my recipes on Sweet As Honey. Most of them are eaten by my husband and my two kids before I have time to take any pictures!

All my recipes are at least triple tested to make sure they work and I take pride in keeping them as accurate as possible.

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    19 Thoughts On Keto Hummus
  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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