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Cauliflower Hummus

Like traditional hummus, this recipe includes chickpeas but also uses cauliflower to add to the creaminess.

Cauliflower Hummus


  • 200 g (2 cups) cauliflower, chopped
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 60 ml (¼ cup) lemon juice
  • 425 g (15 ounces) canned chickpeas, rinsed, drained
  • 35 g (¼ cup) sesame seeds
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin


  1. Preheat oven to 450°F (230°C). Line a sheet tray with parchment paper and set aside. Toss cauliflower florets with 2 Tablespoons olive oil, curry powder, sea salt, and pepper.
  2. Spread in an even layer on prepared sheet tray and bake for 20 minutes or until tender, stirring after 10 minutes. Cool.
  3. Place remaining 1 Tablespoon olive oil, lemon juice, chickpeas, sesame seeds, garlic, cumin, and roasted cauliflower into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure lid.
  4. Select Variable 1.
  5. Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to Variable 10, then to High.
  6. Blend for 45 seconds, using the tamper to press the ingredients into the blades.

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