This creamy, comforting cauliflower dip recipe is made with simple ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen. Make this for game day, or a party, or just for an easy, creamy snack. You’ll be amazed at how quickly it comes together and how incredibly low it is in calories and zero WW points.
What is Cauliflower Dip?
These days cauliflower is made into just about everything from bread to pizza crust. I admit I’ve become a bit of a skeptic when it comes to making cauliflower into food products, but trust me that this dip is delicious.
Creamy Cauliflower Dip is a plant-based dip can be used as a delicious party appetizer or a filling snack. If you are like me and enjoy making a delicious dip for your vegetables, then this is the recipe for you.
I found this simple recipe when I started eating a whole food, plant-based lifestyle and I’m so glad I did. It comes together in minutes and really takes a boring raw veggie snack to the next level.
Healthier Dip for Party Appetizer and Snack
I have always been a huge fan of dips and spreads. Before my Weight Weight journey, I had some favorites that would go on anything and everything. Now that I have adopted this life choice, I decided to see if I could make a creamy dip without any of the usual dairy or cheese to help keep the points values low.
And guess what? It totally worked! This is now one of my new all-time favorite recipes because it’s so good and you can have so much fun with it.
This dip can be served hot or cold.
Vegetarian Cauliflower Dip
Are you missing that tangy and flavorful dip that you used to love eating with your raw vegetables? Then this is a recipe for you. Just because you are on Weight Watchers or any other type of lifestyle change doesn’t mean that you have to give up on your favorite snacks.
With recipes like this cauliflower dip, you can still satisfy that crunchy snack craving without having to give up on your lifestyle goals. This dip is a great alternative to Aldi Cauliflower dip. It’s even healthier and just as tasty.
Many cauliflower dip recipes have a step to roast the cauliflower, and that was how I made it the first time I tried it. Surprisingly, I didn’t like the end result nearly as well as when I steamed the cauliflower in the microwave. Steaming makes the dip much silkier and I enjoyed the texture so much more.
WW Points in Cauliflower Dip
The serving size is 2 Tablespoons.
Can you believe that a dip that tastes this amazing is ZERO points? And, when you eat it with celery or carrots you can have a satisfying and filling snack for zero points.
Recipes like this one are very helpful in sticking to your weight loss or lifestyle goals.
Ingredients Needed for Plant-Based Cauliflower Dip
Here are the ingredients for this vegan caulfilower dip.
- frozen cauliflower
- mustard Dijon, brown, or spicy preferred
- lemon juice
- vegetable broth
This Cauliflower dip recipe is also…
- naturally gluten-free
- low carb
- vegan and vegetarian
- great for the WW Plan because it’s zero points.
- makes a great snack, dessert, or party appetizer
- also makes a great baked potato topper
Can I Use Fresh Cauliflower Instead?
Yes, you can use fresh cauliflower instead of frozen. If you do go this route, I recommend steaming it with water and making sure all the florets are separated and dry before processing them. To make sure that your dip turns out creamy, you want your fresh cauliflower to be soft when you are done steaming it.
Can I Make This Dip Without Mustard?
Absolutely! You don’t need mustard to make this recipe. It’s just as delicious without it, though you will want to add something like garlic to give your dip a little flavor. I personally think that roasted garlic tastes amazing in this dish. You can also use plain mustard to make it less spicy.
Is Plant-Based Creamy Cauliflower Dip Healthy?
This dip is very healthy. First of all, cauliflower has anti-inflammatory properties and is high in Vitamin C. It is also high in fiber which will help you to feel full longer.
Not only are you getting added health benefits from the dip, but it also tastes amazing. I don’t know about you, but I consider that a win-win situation.
How Can I Change Up The Flavor of This Dip?
No matter what you like or how you like to eat, this recipe is extremely flexible.
Here are some flavor variations to try:
- Add jarred or roasted garlic
- Add spices like oregano, salt and pepper for Italian flavor
- Add chili powder and cumin for Mexican flare.
- Add Buffalo or hot sauce for a spicy kick
What Should I Use To Dip?
The options are endless when it comes to what you can dip into this creamy cauliflower dip but here are my favorites.
- bagel chips
- baby carrots
- veggie chips
- Good Thins crackers
- Popchips (Click here for more low-calorie, low point crackers)
- use this dip to top a baked potato or cooked vegetables
How Do I Store Leftover Dip?
Store this dip in a glass jar with a tight-fitting lid. You can store it in the fridge for up to 5 days.
You can freeze this dip but the texture isn’t as good as when it is fresh.
How To Make Vegetarian Cauliflower Dip (Step by Step Instructions with Photos)
Here are the steps to make this creamy, plant-based dip.
Gather frozen cauliflower, mustard, broth, and lemon juice that you need to make this creamy dip recipe. If you prefer to use fresh, use 1 head of cauliflower and chop into small pieces. Then follow directions as written. (I like using frozen since it’s easy.)
Then, steam cauliflower for 13-15 minutes. (I use a microwave steamer basket. You can do this in the microwave or on the stove top.) Cauliflower should be much softer than it would be for eating. Allow the cauliflower to cool for 10 minutes so it’s not too hot to handle.
Once cooled, pour cauliflower into blender or food processor. Add mustard and lemon juice. Puree. Add broth 1 T at a time until you have a very smooth consistency. Chill for one hour or until you are ready to serve.
Serve with your favorite vegetables or crackers. Enjoy every bite.
Plant-Based Creamy Cauliflower Dip
- 12-16 ounces frozen cauliflower 1 bag
- 2 T mustard Dijon, brown, or spicy preferred
- 1 T lemon juice
- 6-8 T vegetable broth
- Steam cauliflower for 13-15 minutes. (I use a microwave steamer basket. You can do this in the microwave or on stove top.) Cauliflower should be much softer that it would be for eating.
- Allow to cool for 10 minutes so it’s not too hot to handle.
- Pour cauliflower into blender or food processor. Add mustard and lemon juice. Puree. Add broth 1 T at a time until you have a very smooth consistency. Chill.
Plant-Based Cauliflower Dip is sure to become one of your family’s favorite recipes. The cauliflower is a great way to add in some extra nutrients and this dish is full of fiber and protein. Make yourself a batch and enjoy it anytime you want!
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