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Roasted Garlic Cauliflower Hummus

Roasted Garlic Cauliflower Hummus is a delicious spread or dip made with the same classic flavors of traditional hummus. This recipe uses pureed roasted cauliflower and roasted garlic for plenty of flavor, with less carbs.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Appetizers
Cuisine: American, Gluten Free, Low Carb, Mediterranean, Vegetarian
Servings: 8
Calories: 122kcal


  • 1 head cauliflower florets * about 4 cups
  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil * divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice * fresh squeezed


  • Preheat oven to 425°F
  • Toss the cauliflower florets with 1 tablespoon of the olive oil. Spread onto a baking sheet and season with salt and pepper.
  • Place the garlic cloves on a piece of foil and drizzle on a small amount of olive oil. Wrap tightly and place on the baking sheet next to the cauliflower (see notes).
  • Roast for 20-25 minutes or until the cauliflower is fork tender. Transfer the cauliflower to a food processor fitted with a blade.
  • If the garlic needs more time to roast, return it to the oven until it's light brown and very soft.
  • Add the roasted garlic, tahini, and lemon juice to the food processor.
  • Turn on the processor while slowly drizzling in the remaining 3 tablespoons of olive oil. Add more olive oil, if needed, until the hummus reaches your desired consistency.
  • Taste and season with salt and pepper and/or more lemon juice.
  • Garnish with paprika, smoked paprika, parsley, cilantro, and/or pine nuts, if desired.



Tips and Techniques

  • Please see this post on How to Roast Garlic if you'd prefer to roast an entire head to have leftovers for other recipes.
  • You can garnish this hummus with paprika, smoked paprika, parsley, cilantro, or pine nuts for a little extra flavor.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Use within 2-3 days for best results. The hummus may separate if it sits for an extended period of time, simply stir it with a spoon to blend it.
** Nutritional information is an estimate and may vary.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 122kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 163mg | Potassium: 190mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 26mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 1mg