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Keto Hummus

Cauliflower is the new potato

As a glorified home cook (not a chef) I can safely say that potato is one of the most versatile foods on the planet. You can mash it, fry it, sautee it, boil it, bake it etc, you get the idea. What has potato got to do with Keto? It’s off the menu. Well I’m here to say Cauliflower is the new Potato.

It’s not a food I ate much off in my life, in fact I think I quite disliked it. Fast forward to 2015 when I started my Keto journey and cauliflower became my saviour. I think there is nothing more versatile than cauliflower. I’ve made a cauliflower pizza, used it to replace mashed potatoes in Shepherd’s pie and even turned it into cauliflower upma.

Safe to say, it’s the new potato. But what’s that got to do with hummus? Well cauliflower is the perfect replacement for chick peas to make an incredible keto hummus, or cauliflower hummus. Anyway enough jibber jabber. Enjoy the video.

Cauliflower Hummus

While I made this in the food processor in the video, I did make a test batch in my Nutri-bullet the day before. The way the Nutri-bullet pureed the cauliflower was a much better texture overall, not that the food processor was bad, but it just didn’t have the same force. I also must mention that in my test batch I didn’t use an olives while pureeing the mixture, I actually chopped them and added later. I think that might also might be a better idea, I think you get that textural element in the hummus itself. You can go either way with this I think.

I would say this hummus would be best eaten with my Keto naan or even my Keto crackers.

Keto Hummus

 

Nutrition Info (Per serving)

  • Calories: 150
  • Net Carbs: 3g
  • Carbs: 5g
  • Fat: 14g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Fiber: 2g

This recipe makes 12 servings. Get this recipe on myfitnesspal.

 

Keto Hummus
Keto Hummus
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A delicious creamy hummus made from cauliflower
Servings Prep Time
12 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
10 minutes 5 minutes
Servings Prep Time
12 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
10 minutes 5 minutes
Keto Hummus
Keto Hummus
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Votes: 35
Rating: 3.77
You:
Rate this recipe!
A delicious creamy hummus made from cauliflower
Servings Prep Time
12 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
10 minutes 5 minutes
Servings Prep Time
12 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
10 minutes 5 minutes
Ingredients
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Instructions
  1. Clean and cut the cauliflower and separate the florets.
  2. Either microwave the cauliflower for 10 minutes or steam it, boil it and cook till tender
  3. Once done add all the ingredients except the parsley in a food processor and blitz till you get a nice smooth hummus
  4. Keep tasting for seasoning and flavour and add additional quantities if desired.
  5. Once done transfer to a bowl and add the parsley and mix well
  6. Garnish with cayenne pepper, more olive oil , parsley and an olive.
Recipe Notes

You can up the fat quotient in this recipe by adding more olive oil to make it even more 'high fat'. You can also use water to make it smoother if you like. Just add everything in small incriments to ensure that you get the desired consistency.

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21 Comments

  • Reply
    Donna Gilmore
    January 10, 2018 at 2:55 am

    I made this just as recipe reads. I guess I am not a fan of kalamata olives so after tasting the original recipe, I blended in some roasted red bell pepper and will be feasting on the hummus and naan bread for lunch! I will try this again, minus the olives, as it gives me a great base to season as I please. Thanks!

    • Reply
      Stephanie Bell
      April 10, 2019 at 1:15 am

      Thank you so much for posting this alternative, I do not like olives AT ALL so I’ll definitely be trying roasted red peppers!

  • Reply
    Steve Dorfman
    January 12, 2018 at 1:24 am

    Wow. Great stuff. So simple. Came out amazing.

  • Reply
    Alyssa Gobelle
    January 27, 2018 at 9:46 pm

    Totally just made this with some added toasted sesame seed oil, chili oil, and some red pepper flakes. Mmm! This stuff is great with some home made almond sesame seed crackers. Love it!

  • Reply
    Leah
    February 13, 2018 at 2:18 am

    Just made this for myself, husband, and roomie, who all eat low-carb. This blew my mind. Hummus was something I sorely missed but now I feel like I’m going to be making this every week. I made major adjustments to the amount of spices and garlic but otherwise this was a great recipe!!

  • Reply
    zorina
    March 5, 2018 at 4:10 pm

    OMG, this came out more amazing than i thought. I love the jibber jabber, dont stop.

  • Reply
    Roberto
    June 21, 2018 at 5:33 pm

    I can’t wait to start cooking. You given me
    a new interest in sticking with my keto diet.
    Your recipes make me salivate.
    Thanks again

  • Reply
    Donna
    July 15, 2018 at 4:22 pm

    How much is a serving?

    • mm
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      Sahil Makhija
      July 16, 2018 at 3:19 am

      You need to weigh the final product and divide by 12 and that’s how you get 1 serving.

      • Reply
        Sana
        May 21, 2019 at 9:05 pm

        Delicious recipe, thanks for sharing!
        But I have to clarify something!
        Hummus is an Arabic word means chickpeas, which is one of Hummus and Tahini paste ingredients. Therefore, calling this recipe keto hummus is not correct because Chickpeas or Hummus is not one of its ingredients.
        Thanks again for sharing these healthy recipes!

        • mm
          Reply
          Sahil Makhija
          May 22, 2019 at 2:34 am

          Thanks for the clarification Sana and glad to hear that but I think it’s more about what people search for and think of when they hear ‘hummus’ they know what this is trying to replace. For all of us abroad hummus is a dish so while it might mean chickpea people type hummus in google looking for the actual dish that we see on menus and hence calling it Keto hummus is appropriate because people want a Keto version of ‘hummus’ which we know as a dish and not just for it’s meaning. Hope you understand why I called it that 🙂

  • Reply
    PAUL PUENTE
    July 15, 2018 at 7:12 pm

    youre so likeable.. dont stop the gibber jabber baby boy.. we love you.

  • Reply
    Terry
    July 24, 2018 at 9:26 am

    Made my first keto cauliflower based pizza , thx to Sahil secret recipe.oh mine..definitely out of the world..tastiest and healthiest pizza in the world with all the jibber jabber of course.

  • Reply
    Noa
    November 3, 2018 at 8:21 pm

    How long does this keep in refrigerator

    • mm
      Reply
      Sahil Makhija
      November 4, 2018 at 3:36 am

      A week easily.

  • Reply
    Lori
    February 12, 2019 at 4:19 pm

    Made this EXACTLY as written. Great recipe! thanks!!

  • Reply
    kp rao
    February 18, 2019 at 4:21 pm

    Hey Headbangerskitchen,

    The link for the tahini is showing products not related to tahini. Could you please let me know the best Thaini to buy in India?

    Thank you,
    KP RAO

  • Reply
    Ceci
    May 4, 2019 at 5:59 am

    You continue to inspire me to keep both my keto and cooking! I have been enjoying your channel. Thank you for the fantastic meals!
    Have you thought about selling aprons with some of your graphics? I love the graphics but don’t use t-shirts, and would love to have an apron.

    • mm
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      Sahil Makhija
      May 5, 2019 at 2:22 am

      Yes I’m actually looking into that and might have them sooner rather than later 🙂

      • Reply
        curt
        July 28, 2019 at 2:06 pm

        Chef coats would be awesome. It would put us into the serious headbanger keto chef zone every time we put it on.

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