You're going to be tempted to double dip into this Pappadew Pepper Cauliflower Hummus!

Pappadew Pepper Cauliflower Hummus

You're going to be tempted to double dip into this Pappadew Pepper Cauliflower Hummus!
Pappadew Pepper Cauliflower Hummus

You're going to be tempted to double dip into this Pappadew Pepper Cauliflower Hummus!

How do you start your morning? Would you say you have a morning routine? I always find it fascinating – and inspiring – to read about how “successful” people and busy entrepreneurs start their day. A morning ritual – and one that starts at the crack of dawn – has always interested this recovering night owl. Over the years, I have shifted from burning the midnight oil to waking before daylight to write, but lately, I have settled for writing during the day. I will say that I have noticed something – when the house is still during those extreme hours – whether 5:30 am or 11:30 pm, it is much easier to let the words flow.

But I have noticed something else. The more I let routine dictate my day, the easier it is to let my mind find its creativity. And when it comes to routine, even my lunch has become very predictable. Lunches for me are either my veggie wrap or an avocado toast – it’s been this way for years now. Two things are critical for this: perfectly ripe and creamy avocados and hummus. The veggies can vary. So I couldn’t wait to share with you my new favorite: Pappadew Pepper Cauliflower Hummus.
Make a healthy Pappadew Pepper Cauliflower Hummus with lots of delicious cauliflower!

Pappadew peppers add a vibrant kick to Pappadew Pepper Cauliflower Hummus.

If you’ve never had pappadew peppers, you’ll find that aside from how fun it is to say pappadew, it’s delicious when stuffed with cheese for an appetizer. But when you whirl it into a creamy hummus, it adds the brightness and acidity that you would normally find from a lemon, along with a lovely kind of spiciness! And to make this hummus extra healthy, there is a blend of cauliflower and chickpeas. This is one dip you can totally double dip, and it adds so much pizzazz to a wrap or a sandwich.

So even though I am still working on perfecting my morning ritual, I know I can count on my lunch time routine. A healthy and hearty veggie wrap, full of protein and greens, a cup of green tea and of course, something a teensy bit chocolatey to keep me going into the afternoon. Come by tomorrow, and it will be the same thing. Hope you don’t mind.

You'll want to spread this Pappadew Pepper Cauliflower Hummus over everything! It's great in sandwiches, in wraps, and of course, for dipping!

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Pappadew Pepper Cauliflower Hummus

Makes about 4 cups | Prep: 5 minutes | Cook: 10 minutes

You’re going to be tempted to double dip into this Pappadew Pepper Cauliflower Hummus! It’s a delicious snack, wonderful in sandwiches and wraps, and great for entertaining, too.


  • 1 small head cauliflower, florets cut (about 4 cups)
  • 2 1/2 cups vegetable stock
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 7 pappadew peppers
  • 1 15 oz can chickpeas/garbanzo beans
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided


Put cauliflower florets and vegetable stock in a medium sauce pan and place over medium heat. Bring to a boil, then lower heat to a simmer. Cover and cook for about 7 minutes or until the cauliflower is fork tender. Drain the cauliflower and set aside.

In the bowl of a food processor, mince the garlic cloves and pappadew peppers. Add the garbanzo beans, drained cauliflower, salt,  pepper and cayenne pepper, then process until smooth. Scrape down the sides of the bowl, add 2 tablespoons olive oil and puree just a few more seconds until combined.

Transfer to a serving bowl to enjoy immediately or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Inspired by and adapted from Lemon, Cauliflower and Garlic Hummus, Dinner at Home: 140 Recipes to Enjoy with Family and Friends by JeanMarie Brownson (Surrey Books, 2015).


  1. Tori

    What a brilliant idea to add cauli to hummus! This sounds like my kind of snack!

  2. Aimee Wimbush-Bourque

    I’m forced into a morning routine merely because I have to get my kids out the door to school, but I could improve my lunch strategy! This lovely hummus looks like a good place to start. Gorgeous!

    • Liren Baker

      Same here, Aimee! If I didn’t have kids, I’m sure my morning routine would start much later and be more fluid! I think back to those days pre-children, and how time was such a luxury!

  3. Marcie Bidou

    I have to have a morning routine and I really need to have lunch items like hummus and veggies ready to go because I really could eat a wrap every day!  This hummus looks divine with the cauliflower and chickpeas, and I need to find some of those peppers — they sound amazing!

  4. Becky

    I love hearing your lunch routine.  I need more veggie wraps and avocado toasts in my daily life :)

  5. Letty / Letty's Kitchen

    I love the word but don’t think I have ever run across pappadews.  I’ll be looking for them. I am for sure making our next hummus with cauliflower cooked in vegetable broth.  And saving that broth for soup!

  6. Liz @ Floating Kitchen

    My morning routine is coffee + computer work and then a walk with my dog. It’s been that way for several years now. To the point where if I’m traveling and I don’t have my dog to walk, it feels really weird. I love this hummus with that added boost from the cauliflower and peppers. Such a great combination!

  7. Online Food Mumbai

    Really Lovely blog with lovely dish… This Fantastic recipe is mouth-watering & enjoying… & I love the way you have presented it so wonderfully… Thanks for sharing & your kind attention to detail!!!

  8. Mary

    Oh Liren, this is a winner!  I love cauliflower, H loves Pappadew Peppers, and we both love hummus.  Win!  Win!  Win!  

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