Buffalo Cauliflower Baked Hummus Dip

Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time55 minutes
Total Time1 hour 10 minutes

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

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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 minutes
COOK: 55 minutes
TOTAL: 1 hour 10 minutes
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Servings16

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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4 responses to “Buffalo Cauliflower Baked Hummus Dip”

  1. Toni Avatar
    Toni

    This is definitely a must-try!!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      It’s so good and easy!

  2. Megan @ MegUnprocessedm Avatar
    Megan @ MegUnprocessedm

    Yasss girl! I love me some buffalo cauliflower! This looks delicious!

  3. susan | the wimpy vegetarian Avatar
    susan | the wimpy vegetarian

    What a fabulous way to healthy up a favorite dip. Cauliflower is the most flexible vegetable out there, and this is a great way to use hummus!!

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Hi I’m Liz!

Hey there, I’m Liz Della Croce and I’m thrilled to have you here! My aim is to motivate and ignite your passion for cooking amazing meals for your loved ones.