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Low-Carb Buffalo Hummus

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I love hummus but chickpeas are obviously out on a keto diet because of their high carb count. To make this creamy keto Buffalo Hummus we're using a handy stand in, cauliflower!

We start by roasting the cauliflower until soft, and then blending with a bit of tahini, spices, garlic, and buffalo sauce. You can even use sriracha sauce or make your own Fermented Sriracha (so good!), especially if you want to avoid any added sugar.

Now comes the fun part, the toppings! I’ve used some crumbled blue cheese, sliced green onions, and a splash of buffalo sauce on the top. Serve it with celery stick or your favorite low carb chip or keto crackers!

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Serving size 1/3 cup

Allergy information for Low-Carb Buffalo Hummus

✔  Gluten free
✔  Egg free
✔  Nut free
✔  Pork free
✔  Avocado free
✔  Coconut free
✔  Fish free
✔  Shellfish free
✔  Beef free
Pescatarian
Vegetarian

Nutritional values (per serving, 1/3 cup)

Net carbs4.2 grams
Protein4.2 grams
Fat8.2 grams
Calories109 kcal
Calories from carbs 16%, protein 16%, fat 68%
Total carbs6.6 gramsFiber2.4 gramsSugars2 gramsSaturated fat2 gramsSodium429 mg(19% RDA)Magnesium24 mg(6% RDA)Potassium301 mg(15% EMR)

Ingredients (makes 10 servings, about 3 1/3 cups)

Cauliflower hummus:
  • 1 medium cauliflower (680 g/ 1.5 lb)
  • 1 tbsp avocado oil or olive oil (15 ml)
  • 1/3 cup tahini paste (80 ml/ 83 g/ 3 oz)
  • 1/4 cup buffalo sauce or sriracha sauce (60 ml/ 2 fl oz) - you can make your own Sriracha
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
Toppings:
  • 2 green onions, sliced (30 g/ 1.1 oz)
  • 1/2 cup blue cheese crumbles (56 g/ 2 oz)
  • Optional: extra buffalo sauce

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 175 °C/ 350 °F (conventional), or 155 °C/ 310 °F (fan assisted) and line a baking sheet with foil.
  2. Cut the cauliflower into medium sized florets and spray or drizzle with avocado oil (about 1 tablespoons worth). Bake the cauliflower for about 20-30 minutes until soft and caramelized. Low-Carb Buffalo Hummus
  3. Transfer to a blender with the remaining ingredients. Low-Carb Buffalo Hummus
  4. Blend until smooth. You may need to add a bit of water or vegetable stock to reach your desired consistency. Low-Carb Buffalo Hummus
  5. Transfer to a serving bowl and top with toppings just before serving. The hummus will keep refrigerated up to 5 days.
    Low-Carb Buffalo Hummus

Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per serving, 1/3 cup)

Net carbsProteinFatCalories
Cauliflower, fresh
2 g1.3 g0.2 g17 kcal
Avocado oil, extra virgin
0 g0 g1.4 g12 kcal
Sesame tahini (unsweetened)
1 g1.4 g4.5 g50 kcal
Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce, homemade (KetoDiet blog)
0.7 g0.2 g0.5 g8 kcal
Garlic, fresh
0.2 g0 g0 g1 kcal
Salt, sea salt
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Paprika, spices
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Spring onion, scallion, green onion, fresh
0.1 g0.1 g0 g1 kcal
Cheese, blue
0.1 g1.2 g1.6 g20 kcal
Total per serving, 1/3 cup
4.2 g4.2 g8.2 g109 kcal

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