Roasted Cauliflower & White Bean Dip


I made this dip as a hummus alternative. It was tasty– but we all prefer hummus! 🙂 This recipe was adapted from Everyday Food. I added hot chicken stock to the cauliflower and bean puree to make the consistency more creamy. I also added parsley, spices, and additional lemon juice to give the dip more zesty flavor. We ate it with veggies and pita chips but it would be good as a sandwich spread as well.

  • 1 medium head cauliflower, trimmed and cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
  • 6 garlic cloves, unpeeled
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for serving
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1 can (15.5 ounces) cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest, plus 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup hot chicken stock
  • large handful of fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • paprika, cumin, & cayenne pepper, to taste
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. On a rimmed baking sheet, toss cauliflower and garlic with 2 tablespoons oil; season with salt and pepper. Roast until cauliflower is tender and browned, 25 to 30 minutes. When garlic is cool enough to handle, remove peel.
  2. In a food processor, combine cauliflower, garlic, beans, 1 tablespoon oil, lemon zest and juice, and 1/2 to 3/4 cups hot stock, until desired consistency is achieved. Process until smooth. Add parsley and spices; season to taste with salt and pepper. (To store, refrigerate in an airtight container, up to 3 days.) Serve drizzled with oil.

About Josette@thebrookcook

I live in Stony Brook, New York on Long Island. I love garlic and baking. My hobby (and love) is to try new recipes. My favorite recipe resources include The New York Times, Food and Wine, Bon Appetit, and Martha Stewart Living. Enjoy!

4 responses to “Roasted Cauliflower & White Bean Dip

  1. Thanks 🙂 We just ate some as a spread in a shredded carrot, lettuce & cheese wrap and it was delicious!

  2. Ani

    This look delicious! I recently made a hummus out of fresh green peas and it was a huge hit [recipe on blog] so cannot wait to try this!

    • This was much more delicious as a spread in a wrap than as a dip. I think my family prefers the flavor from raw garlic and this dip was too mellow with the roasted garlic flavor despite the added spices and lemon juice. Your green pea hummus sounds tasty!

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