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Buffalo Cauliflower Baked Hummus Dip

    A twist on the popular buffalo cauliflower dip, my version is made with creamy hummus then baked with cheese before being sprinkled with all your favorite toppings. The perfect vegetarian appetizer for entertaining!

    Buffalo Cauliflower Hummus Dip Recipe

    Recently I was invited to a girl’s night and my gal pal asked me to make a healthy version of the popular party appetizer: buffalo cauliflower dip.

    Liz Mixing Cauliflower in Buffalo Sauce

    After doing a bit of research, I discovered that traditional baked buffalo cauliflower dips are all made with pretty processed ingredients including cream cheese and ranch dressing.

    Cauliflower in Buffalo Suace

    In an effort to put a healthy spin on the classic while also making it my own, I decided to recreate my popular Mexican Baked Hummus Dip into a vegetarian version with a spicy buffalo kick!

    Liz Topping Hummus with Cheese

    The base is roasted cauliflower that is tossed with buffalo sauce. No need for butter – roasting the cauliflower results in a caramelized, slightly sweet veggie that doesn’t need any butter because it’s already full of flavor.

    Baked Hummus Dip with Buffalo Cauliflower

    Next, the roasted buffalo cauliflower is mixed with hummus before being spread into a baking sheet and topped with shredded cheese. You can use your favorite store-bought flavor or make homemade hummus.

    Liz Eating Buffalo Cauliflower Hummus Dip

    Before serving with tortilla chips I love to garnish with creamy avocado, roma tomatoes, onions, scallions, black olives or pickled jalapeños. Truly – use whatever you love or have on hand!

    Baked Hummus Dip with Buffalo Cauliflower Recipe

    You can serve with chips or it’s delicious with thick celery pieces.

    Easy Buffalo Cauliflower Hummus Dip Recipe

    No forks required.

    Buffalo Cauliflower Hummus Dip Recipe

    Buffalo Cauliflower Baked Hummus Dip

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    A twist on the popular buffalo cauliflower dip, my version is made with creamy hummus then baked with cheese before being sprinkled with all your favorite toppings.
    PREP: 15 mins
    COOK: 55 mins
    TOTAL: 1 hr 10 mins
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    Servings: 16

    Ingredients
     

    • 1 head cauliflower (cored and cut into small florets)
    • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
    • ½ teaspoon salt
    • ½ teaspoon pepper
    • ½ cup buffalo hot sauce
    • 4 cups hummus (store-bought or homemade)
    • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

    Optional Garnishes

    • 1 avocado (pitted and diced)
    • 1 roma tomato (seeded and diced)
    • ½ cup cilantro (minced)
    • cup red onion (minced)
    • tortilla chips or crudite (to serve)

    Instructions
     

    • Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees and line a baking sheet with foil. Spray with cooking spray. In a large bowl, toss the cauliflower florets with the olive oil, salt and pepper. Roast until browned, about 20-35 minutes. 
    • Place roasted cauliflower back in the same large bowl and toss with buffalo hot sauce. Stir in hummus then spread mixture in the bottom of a 9″ x 13″ baking sheet. Sprinkle with cheese then bake for 25-30 minutes or until bubbly.
    • Top with optional garnishes and serve with tortilla chips or veggies.

    Nutrition

    Calories: 175kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 9gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 14mgSodium: 634mgPotassium: 261mgFiber: 4gSugar: 0gVitamin A: 160IUVitamin C: 17.3mgCalcium: 133mgIron: 1.7mg
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    Want more mouth-watering appetizer recipes? Check out my Pinterest board!

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    Liz DellaCroce

    Liz Della Croce is the creator and author of The Lemon Bowl, a healthy food blog. Since 2010, Liz has been sharing delicious recipes that just so happen to be healthy. By using real ingredients with an emphasis on seasonality, Liz has built a growing audience of loyal readers who crave good food for their families. Click Here To Subscribe to my newsletter:

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