This recipe takes a basic hummus recipe and mixes it up with cauliflower! It’s surprisingly good.

Dip cucumber, carrots, celery, pepper strips and even fruit!


  • 3 cups cauliflower florets (fresh or frozen)
  • ⅛ cup water (2-3 tbsp)
  • 5 tbsp olive oil, separated 1½ tsp sea salt
  • 3 garlic cloves, separated ¼ cup tahini 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • More water as needed
  • (optional: sesame seeds for garnish)


  • Steam the cauliflower until it’s soft: you can do this in a microwave or in a steamer on a stovetop.
  • Stovetop: Place the cauliflower, water, 2 tbsp of olive oil, 1 tsp sea salt, and 2 whole garlic cloves in covered pan on low heat and cook for about 15 minutes, stirring/checking frequently.
  • Microwave: place the same ingredients in a covered dish and microwave 10-12 minutes.
  • Next, place the softened cauliflower in a high-speed blender and add the tahini paste, 1 garlic clove, tahini, 2-3 tbsp olive oil, ½ tsp sea salt and lemon juice.
  • Blend until it reaches the texture of hummus. You might have to scrape the sides to incorporate all the cauliflower. If it’s too thick, add a little more water. Taste and adjust the seasonings as needed.
  • Place in a bowl and, if desired, drizzle a little more olive oil over the top and sprinkle with sesame seeds.