Looking for velvety, rich, and indulgent dips with a solid nutritional profile? Look no further than the humble cruciferous cauliflower, which can serve as the base for so many creamy, delicious dips in place on non-Paleo ingredients like cheese, dairy, and legumes.
These creamy cauliflower dips boast many flavor profiles, from cheesy Paleo and vegan “queso” made from cauliflower to vibrant, magenta-hued roasted beet cauliflower hummus (sans garbanzo beans, of course).
They all have cauliflower at their base, whether it’s steamed and puréed for velvety smooth texture, roasted for extra smokiness, or even riced to create a powdered Parmesan-like effect. Cauliflower is as versatile as it is delicious, and you’ll want to dip everything from homemade veggie chips to crudités in these many dips.
Not such a huge fan of the flavor of cauliflower? Not to worry—it’s such a versatile, neutral veggie that, when combined with flavors like turmeric, curry powder, or even avocado, you’ll hardly notice the cauliflower itself.
In fact, we bet these Paleo-friendly, cauliflower-based versions of dips like hummus and queso are so good, even non-Paleo dieters will love them.
Crock Pot Cauliflower ‘Cheesy’ Dip
Loaded with rich, “cheesy” flavor from Paleo Parmesan, this velvety dip tastes equally good on veggie chips as it does on crudités.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Crock Pot Cauliflower ‘Cheesy’ Dip
Paleo Roasted Cauliflower Dip
Roasting cauliflower imparts a whole new, smoky flavor to creamy cauliflower dip in this recipe.
Recipe: Paleo Flourish | Paleo Roasted Cauliflower Dip
Creamy Cauliflower Dip Recipe
Akin to hummus, this creamy cauliflower dip boasts tahini, lemon juice, olive oil, and garlic, but no legumes!
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Creamy Cauliflower Dip Recipe
Avocado Cauliflower Hummus
Despite the name, there are no legumes to be found in this “hummus”! Instead, you’ll find a blend of rich, fatty avocado and creamy cauliflower.
Recipe: Unbound Wellness | Avocado Cauliflower Hummus
Golden Turmeric Cauliflower Hummus
This vibrant, yellow-hued dip is every bit as pretty as it is tasty. Serve it alongside Paleo beet and sweet potato chips for a truly colorful snack.
Recipe: Kim’s Cravings | Golden Turmeric Cauliflower Hummus
Cauliflower Ranch Dip
This creamy cauliflower ranch dip has a surprise ingredient for tanginess and depth of flavor: fire cider, or an apple cider vinegar and honey tonic.
Recipe: Lil Sipper | Cauliflower Ranch Dip
Indian Cauliflower Dip
Load up on this healthy, Indian-inspired cauliflower dip, featuring spices like curry powder, cinnamon, and cumin.
Recipe: Health Without Sacrifice | Indian Cauliflower Dip
Paleo Cauliflower Nacho Cheese Dip
This Paleo-friendly, “queso” type dip is the perfect accompaniment to, well, everything.
Recipe: What Great Grandma Ate | Paleo Cauliflower Nacho Cheese Dip
Spicy Cauliflower Dip
If your spice tolerance is off the charts, then this dip is for you. It boasts jalapeños, poblano peppers, and extra pickled jalapeños for even more flavor.
Recipe: I’d Eat That | Spicy Cauliflower Dip
Roasted Beet Cauliflower Hummus
Who wouldn’t love a vibrant, magenta-hued dip to slather on their favorite crudités?
Recipe: Tasty Yummies | Roasted Beet Cauliflower Hummus
Vegan Basil Cauliflower Rice Dip
Rather than puréeing cauliflower as you do in all these other dips, this recipe opts for riced cauliflower for a texture akin to Parmesan cheese.
Recipe: The Healthy Family and Home | Vegan Basil Cauliflower Rice Dip
Roasted Curry Cauliflower Dip
Curried and roasted cauliflower adds so much flavor to this creamy dip, you won’t be able to stop slathering it on everything.
Recipe: Savory Tooth | Roasted Curry Cauliflower Dip
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