cauliflower hummus with homemade tahini

Cauliflower Hummus with Homemade Tahini (Low Carb + Keto)

Hummus is one of those things you can use as an appetizer, dipping sauce, or spread. You can even eat it with a spoon! Hummus has a wide specter of flavors, and it can fit pretty much into any meal plan.

Regular hummus is not keto-friendly because it is originally made with chickpeas. As you already know, you need to find something that can replace them in a low-carb recipe. We did research and experimented in the kitchen until we found the right answer. Cauliflower is an absolute winner for our Low Carb Cauliflower Hummus.

Cauliflower is a cruciferous vegetable with sulfur-containing compounds that have been shown to fight cancer (*). Sulfur-containing compounds also help stimulate the production of detox enzymes in the liver to assist with the removal of toxins from the body. 

In addition to cauliflower, tahini makes up a big part of this recipe. If you forgot to buy tahini and you have some sesame seeds leftover, you’ll get two spreads by making one. As an added bonus, your final hummus is going to be super healthy.

low carb cauliflower hummus

Despite their small size, sesame seeds are extremely nutrient-dense. They contain a good amount of healthy fats and fiber to keep you full, promote digestion, and stabilize blood sugar levels. Sesame seeds also contain a unique class of lignans, including sesamin and sesamolin, which have been shown to protect against high blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood clots (*). 

Additionally, sesame seeds are a good source of vitamin E, which has antioxidant abilities in the body. Vitamin E is needed to reduce inflammation, prevent the risk of chronic diseases, and keep your skin healthy. 

keto cauliflower hummus

Our keto hummus recipe is perfect for other seasonings and ingredients. This is a good start point where you can experiment and find the most enjoyable flavor. We hope you’ll fall in love with our cauliflower hummus!

How to

To make your homemade tahini, add sesame seeds to the saucepan over low heat. Stir constantly until they change the color. They should be lightly brown. Remove them and transfer to a blender or food processor. Add in olive oil and salt. Blend until you get a nice smooth consistency. 

Cook frozen cauliflower florets for a few minutes. Drain the water and transfer them to a blender. Add in one garlic clove, a pinch of salt, olive oil and water or lemon juice. Mix then combine tahini.

combine homemade tahini

Blend until very smooth. If it’s too thick, add one or two more tablespoons of water. It depends on the consistency you like the most.

blend ingredients in blender

Top with smoked paprika. Serve with breadsticks, keto bread, or grab a spoon and eat as is! Enjoy!

serve with smoked paprika

Keto Cauliflower Hummus

Healthy homemade hummus spread is now available in a low carb version. It is made with cauliflower and tahini for the best delicious flavor.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Keto, Low Carb
Keyword: cauliflower hummus, low carb cauliflower hummus
Servings: 6
Calories: 99kcal
Author: Zlata Radivojevic


For Tahini

For Hummus

  • 2 cup cauliflower florets boiled or roasted
  • 1 clove garlic
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice or water
  • Smoked paprika for topping


  • Roast sesame seeds in a saucepan over low-medium heat. Stir constantly until they are lightly golden.
  • Transfer seeds to a blender. Add in olive oil and salt. Blend for 1-2 minutes.
  • Cook cauliflower florets in water until softened then drain the water. Alternatively, you can also roast cauliflower in the oven to give it a smoky flavor. Add cooked cauliflower to the blender with tahini then add garlic, salt, olive oil, and lemon juice. Blend until smooth and homogeneous.
  • Transfer the hummus to a bowl. Top with smoked paprika and serve with your favorite low carb dish.


Nutrition Facts
Keto Cauliflower Hummus
Amount Per Serving
Calories 99 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 11mg0%
Potassium 139mg4%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin C 17mg21%
Calcium 89mg9%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Cauliflower Hummus with Homemade Tahini (Low Carb + Keto)
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