Made from roasted garlic and roasted cauliflower, this healthy, keto hummus is the perfect complement to your chips and veggies!
Roasted Garlic Keto Hummus
I simply LOVE hummus. All kinds of hummus. But my most favorite hummus is roasted garlic hummus.
So, naturally, that was something I wanted to recreate. That is part of the beauty of being a recipe creator and that is that I get to create all the things that I used to love so that I can love them once again!
Hummus is a tricky one since the main ingredient is not keto. But that was an easy fix. Enter……. cauliflower.
Is Hummus Made From Chickpeas?
Often times, yes. BUT, keto hummus is NOT made from chickpeas, however. I imagine you could have guessed that.
Chickpeas are a bean (garbanzo bean) that is relatively high in carbs. In order to make keto hummus, we replace chickpeas and instead use roasted cauliflower as the base.
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Is Hummus Allowed On Keto?
Keto hummus is most definitely allowed on the keto diet. With only 2 net carbs per serving, you can’t go wrong with this recipe!
Hummus is one of those universal keto appetizers that is great for parties, gatherings and just for munching on when you have some chips or flatbread.
What Can I Eat With Keto Hummus?
Lots and lots of things! Here are my favorite things to eat roasted garlic keto hummus with:
How To Make Ground Hemp Seeds
Often hemp seeds come looking like this:
But for THIS recipe, I still wanted the benefits of hemp seeds, but I wanted them ground. This is really easy to do yourself, at home.
All you need is a small food processor like a Magic Bullet and you blend them up! If you have a more powerful food processor such as a Ninja, that will work too. I have both and I tend to use my smaller magic bullet for these quick tasks!
It takes about 15 seconds to get is finely ground like this:
How To Roast Garlic
First of all, don’t skip this step. This is what makes this hummus so above and beyond any other keto hummus out there!
Roasting garlic is SUPER EASY! Trust me!
You will want to preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
Take the entire head of garlic and slice the pointy end off the head of garlic and flip over. Drizzle olive oil over the freshly cut end.
Wrap in aluminum foil and bake for 60 minutes.
That’s it! Super simple!
How To Make Keto Hummus
First, prepare your roasted garlic (see above).
While your garlic is roasting, we’ll work on the hummus!
Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Cut cauliflower into florets and place on the baking sheet.
Using a silicone brush, paint 2 tablespoons of olive oil onto cauliflower florets and sprinkle with pepper.
When the garlic has cooked for 30 minutes, add cauliflower to the oven for the remaining 30 minutes.
Remove both garlic and cauliflower from the oven.
Squeeze out 3 heads of roasted garlic (or more if you choose) and set aside.
In a food processor, add cauliflower, remaining 1/4 cup olive oil, garlic, tahini, hemp seeds, cumin, sea salt, cayenne, and garlic powder.
Blend well. Every 30 seconds, stop blending and scrape down sides until well blended. If hummus is too thick, add water, 1 tablespoon at a time.
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- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Slice the pointy end off the head of garlic and flip over. Drizzle olive oil over garlic.
- Wrap in aluminum foil and bake for 60 minutes.
- Meanwhile, prepare cauliflower.
- Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Cut cauliflower into florets and place on the baking sheet.
- Using a silicone brush, paint 2 tablespoons of olive oil onto cauliflower florets and sprinkle with pepper.
- When the garlic has cooked for 30 minutes, add cauliflower to the oven for the remaining 30 minutes.
- Remove both garlic and cauliflower from the oven.
- Squeeze the garlic out of the bulbs into a small bowl (or directly into a food processor).
- In a food processor, add cauliflower, remaining 1/4 cup olive oil, garlic, tahini, hemp seeds, cumin, sea salt, cayenne, and garlic powder.
- Blend well. Every 30 seconds, stop blending and scrape down sides until well blended. If hummus is too thick, add water, 1 tablespoon at a time.
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McCormick 100% Organic, Cayenne Red Pepper, 1.5-Ounce Unit (Packaging May Vary)
McCormick Gourmet Organic Garlic Powder, 2.25 oz
Natierra, Himalania Fine Grain Himalayan Pink Salt Shaker, 6 Ounce
McCormick Gourmet Organic Ground Cumin, 1.5 oz
Manitoba Harvest Organic Hemp Hearts Raw Shelled Hemp Seeds, 18 Ounce
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Serving Size:2 tablespoons
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 74Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 76mgCarbohydrates: 4gNet Carbohydrates: 2gFiber: 2gSugar: 1gProtein: 3g
Nutrition is calculated using a third party plug-in. It is best to always validate!