Cauliflower can do some killer impersonations. It’s the Ross Marquand of vegetables. (video below)
So far I’ve used cauliflower in place of flour in pizza crust, as noodles in mac-n-cheese and as couscous in tabbouleh.
So when I saw a recipe for cauliflower hummus, on I Breath I’m Hungry I jumped at the chance. Sign. Me. Up. (I am a bit of a raw garlic wimp though, so I’ve adjusted the garlic way down for this version of the recipe. So if you are a garlic lover, you should definitely check out the original recipe instead.)
Turns out that overcooked cauliflower is the perfect stand-in for chick peas.
You cook it in the microwave until it’s dried out and darkened a bit. Then you process it in a blender with lemon juice, olive oil, garlic and tahini. And just like that, you’ve got yourself an absolutely convincing imitation of hummus.
Low Carb Keto Cauliflower Hummus
Cauliflower takes the place of chick peas in this recipe for cauliflower hummus. An each serving has just 5g net carbs.
- Prep Time: 10
- Cook Time: 15
- Total Time: 25 minutes
- Yield: 3 cups 1x
- Category: Appetizer
- Cuisine: Middle Eastern
- large head of cauliflower
- 4 tablespoons water
- 10 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3 garlic cloves
- 3 tablespoons tahini paste
- 6 tablespoons lemon juice
- garnish with extra olive oil and a sprinkle of paprika
1. Microwave the cauliflower florets and water for 15 minutes on High.
2. Add to a blender along with the olive oil, salt, garlic cloves, tahini paste and lemon juice. Blend until smooth.
3. Garnish with olive oil and paprika on top.
- Serving Size: 1/2 Cup
- Calories: 273
- Fat: 27
- Carbohydrates: 8
- Fiber: 3
- Protein: 3
Keywords: Low Carb Cauliflower Hummus, Keto Cauiflower Hummus, Paleo Cauliflower Humms
If you liked this low carb hummus, then you might like my recipe for Baba Ghanoush with Pita Chips.