This delicious dip is about to become your new entertaining go-to.

By Megan Soll
Updated: January 18, 2017

Making (or buying) the ideal appetizer or snack is the ultimate party pressure, especially if you're sick of spinach dip and store-bought hummus.

That's where cauliflower comes in. The vegetable has long been the game-changer for making comfort food healthy, like pizza, nuggets, and even cakes. You can even roast the whole head for a big crowd. But what better way to show it off than mixing it with tasty cheese and tahini as a centerpiece dip? This recipe from Chef Dakota Weiss, executive chef and partner of Sweetfin Poké and Estrella in Los Angeles is packed with fresh ingredients that combine to make a creamy and delicious hummus appetizer. It's even easy to make-all you need is a way to purée the cauliflower and cheese and you're set. (Check out these 13 other variations on how to make hummus, or do more with healthy chips and dips.)

Cauliflower Hummus

Makes 3 quarts.


  • 20 oz raw cauliflower pieces
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1/3 cup tahini
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 6 oz chèvre (goat cheese)
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 5.2 oz container Boursin cheese (garlic and fine herbs variety)
  • 6 oz cream cheese
  • salt, to taste


Put chopped up cauliflower and garlic into a food processor and purée until it's in itty-bitty pieces. Add the rest of the ingredients and purée until all chunks are smooth. Season with salt.


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