Cauliflower Hummus Recipe - creamy, gluten-free and oil-free - Vegan Family Recipes -

Cauliflower Hummus

Rich and creamy, yet light and fluffy. Cauliflower hummus will up your dip and spread game like never before!
Course Appetizer, Dip, Spread
Cuisine dairy-free, gluten-free, Oil-free, Soy-free, vegan, vegetarian
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Calories 151 kcal
Author Vanessa @


  • 1 lb Cauliflower florets this was roughly half of my cauliflower. However, cauliflower varies greatly in size so when it doubt...weigh it out!
  • 1.5 cups Chickpeas rinsed and drained from a can or soaked and cooked
  • 1 to 2 Garlic cloves
  • 1/3 cup Tahini
  • 2 tablespoons Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 0.25 cup Water if needed
  • Salt
  • Paprika optional
  • Fresh Parsley optional
  • Olive Oil optional
US Customary - Metric


  1. Steam the cauliflower in a double steamer or steamer basket for roughly 5 to 10 minutes until tender. Alternatively you can boil the cauliflower for 5 to 10 minutes in water. Once the cauliflower is very tender remove it from the steamer basket or pot and allow it to cool for 10 to 15 minutes.
  2. Place the cauliflower, chickpeas, garlic, tahini and lemon juice in a food processor. Blend until smooth. I find that the steamed cauliflower has plenty of liquid but if it seems very dry, you can add up to 1/4 of a cup water to fluff it up.
  3. Season the hummus with salt and more lemon juice to taste. Scoop the finished cauliflower hummus into a bowl, sprinkle with paprika and some fresh parsley if desired. Optionally, drizzle with olive oil to finish before serving the cauliflower hummus with pita bread, crackers or veggies.

Recipe Notes

1.) Note that the garlic can overpower the cauliflower very easily. Start with just a little garlic clove or even just half and add more as needed.

Nutrition Facts
Cauliflower Hummus
Amount Per Serving (1 /4 of a cup)
Calories 151 Calories from Fat 55
% Daily Value*
Fat 6.1g9%
Carbohydrates 19.1g6%
Fiber 6.1g25%
Sugar 3.7g4%
Protein 7g14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.