Roasted Spiced Cauliflower-Topped Hummus

For hummus with a difference, you can't beat this spiced cauliflower-infused dip. It's one of my absolute faves especially when I have a group coming over and I'm short on time.

Bursting with flavour and immune-boosting nutrients, this one is sure to be a talking piece at your next gathering. Make it your own by playing around with some of my flavouring tips at the end!

Roasted Spiced Cauliflower-Topped Hummus




● 1 tub hummus
● 1⁄2 a small cauliflower
● 1 heaped tsp cumin seeds
● 1 heaped tsp coriander seeds
● Extra virgin olive oil
● Vegetable oil
● 1 tbsp harissa spice rub or paste
● A few sprigs of dill and Za’atar, to serve


  1. Preheat the oven to 200C.
  2. Cut the cauliflower into small florets and add to a baking tray.
  3. Toast the cumin and coriander seeds in a pan until golden and aromatic. Once ready, tip them into a pestle & mortar and lightly crush them down. Add the spices to the tray of cauliflower along with the harissa and a good drizzle of olive oil.
  4. Season well with salt and pepper and toss everything together to ensure the cauliflower is completely coated in the oil and spices, and then place in the oven for 20-25 minutes until golden and crisp. (If you would prefer not to use your oven, you can also cook the cauliflower in a frying pan on a medium-high heat with plenty of vegetable oil until crisp and golden - just ensure you dry out the cauliflower pieces on kitchen towel afterwards).
  5. Remove the cauliflower from the oven and let it cool down completely.
  6. Place your hummus into a serving dish and top with the cauliflower. Drizzle over any flavoured oil from the tray, pick and sprinkle over some dill leaves, and finish with a dusting of Za’atar. I like to serve mine with homemade pita chips.

Dani's Tips:

  • Use any combination of nuts you like, but seeds are also a great accompaniment if you prefer.
  • Spices are also a great way to add flavour, try dusting over a ground spice like cumin or smoked paprika for a burst of colour, or you could try toasting and smashing up some whole spices like cumin and coriander seeds for a more pungent flavour!
  • Shop bought spice blends like Za’atar and Dukkah can be another great addition or could try making your own!
  • Herbs and flavoured oils are another excellent way to create a deeper level of flavour and depth to your dips - soft herbs like parsley, basil, oregano and dill work perfectly, plus you don’t need much so it’s a great way to use up any leftover herbs you have in your fridge. Also, don’t just stick to one -  there are no rules so use a mix by chopping them up and combining them together.
Love Dani x

P.S. For more recipes and table ideas like this one, check out our full Shabbat Table Story here.