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Roasted Cauliflower and Hummus Bowl

Protein-packed and completely vegan, this super-healthy hummus bowl with roasted cauliflower and crispy chickpeas is a perfect example of how exciting it can be to eat good, nourishing food.


roasted cauliflower and hummus bowl with carrots, mint and spiced chickpeas.

To Your Health (and Ours, Too!)

Over the years, if there’s one thing we’ve learned about sticking to our healthy-eating goals, is that planning is key. If you’re starving and you open the fridge and the only thing you see in there that’s ready to eat is a hunk of cheese, well, that’s what you’re going to reach for. On the other hand, if you’ve stocked your fridge with healthy snacks that are ready to go—or ready to be assembled into a beautiful hummus bowl like this one—you’re ready to meet the hungries! For this hummus bowl recipe, we make the roasted cauliflower ahead of time (it keeps well for at least a few days) and same for the homemade hummus (though you could use store-bought hummus to simplify things, if you want). The roasted chickpeas are best the day they’re made, but if you’re wanting to meal-prep, it’s OK to make them a day ahead. They won’t stay perfectly crisp, but they’ll still be spiced and delicious.

crispy spiced chickpeas on parchment paper
roasted chickpeas with spice in a bowl with a spoon

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Are Hummus Bowls Healthy?

Oh, yeah—maybe we jumped the gun a bit. Yes! Hummus bowls in general are a really healthy choice and this hummus bowl recipe could even be called over-the-top healthy! It gets a double dose of chickpea goodness from the hummus and roasted chickpeas, and you know cauliflower is always a healthy choice, right? Why are chickpeas so healthy? For about a million reasons! Chickpeas:

  • Help control blood sugar, because they take a long time to digest.

  • They’re loaded with soluble fiber, which is great for digestion and may help to lower cholesterol, too.

  • They’re a terrific vegetarian source of protein, with almost 40 grams per cup.

  • In addition to all of that, chickpeas are a great source of calcium and magnesium.

a bowl of roasted cauliflower with za'atar on a plate
Roasted Cauliflower, Hummus, crispy chickpeas, mint and carrots

Everything You’ll Need to Make This Cauliflower and Hummus Bowl Recipe

  • Hummus. Homemade is our favorite, but you could use store-bought hummus in a pinch!

  • Roasted chickpeas. Crispy, crunchy, spiced and smoky, these delicious little bites add a ton of texture and flavor to this hummus bowl. P.S. these make a terrific healthy cocktail nibble, too.

  • Roasted cauliflower. Seasoned generously with za'atar, this cauliflower is good on everything. It stands alone as a side dish for most any dinner, and it turns this meal from just a bowl of hummus into a real hearty lunch or light, vegan dinner.

  • Carrot ribbons. They sound fancy and they look fancy, but they’re actually just sort of what happens when you’re peeling a carrot and you forget to stop once you’ve gotten the peel off. Fun to eat and pretty, they’re a nice way to dress up this easy hummus bowl.

Roasted Cauliflower and Hummus Bowl with carrot ribbons, mint and crispy chickpeas

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Let Us Know How You Like This Hummus Bowl!

Try this super healthy, easy hummus bowl recipe, and let us know how you like it, OK? Share a photo and tag us on Instagram using @themodernproper and #themodernproper so that we can see your stuff! Happy eating!

Roasted Cauliflower and Hummus Bowl

  • Serves: 4
  • Prep Time:  30 min
  • Cook Time:  1 hr
  • Calories: 449


Spicy Roasted Chickpeas

  • 1 (15 oz) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt, plus more to taste
  • 1/4 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • freshly ground black pepper

Hummus Bowl


Spicy Roasted Chickpeas

  1. Preheat oven to 400° F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together the chickpeas, olive oil, cumin, salt, paprika, cayenne and pepper, until evenly coated. Spread the spiced chickpeas out so they are evenly spaced, onto prepared baking sheet. Bake for 30 minutes and allow to cool.

Building Your Bowl

1. Smear the bottom of each bowl with the hummus. Divide the roasted cauliflower, chickpeas, micro greens, carrot and mint evenly between the bowls. Drizzle each bowl with a little olive oil and sprinkle with desired amount of za’atar and salt to taste.

Nutrition Info

  • Per Serving
  • Amount
  • Calories449
  • Protein18 g
  • Carbohydrates40 g
  • Total Fat25 g
  • Dietary Fiber15 g
  • Cholesterol0 mg
  • sodium1597 mg
  • Total Sugars5 g

Roasted Cauliflower and Hummus Bowl

Questions & Reviews

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  • Lee E Althen

    Is this roaster cauliflower, chickpea, hummus bowl meant to be served hot or cold?

    Great question! I do both! or either! I like to add my cauliflower when its still warm, but obviously the hummus isn't hot. But you can also serve the cauliflower room temp too!

  • Ashley Thompson

    I definitely wanna give this a try!!!

    Let us know if you do! We'd love to hear if you like it!

  • Mehernaz Merchant

    Made this today for my fam (that incl two teens that are averse to anything vegetable) and they loved it, even went in for cauliflower seconds :).

    Thank you so much.

    WOW! Such a win. Thanks Mehernaz, we are so glad everyone loved it!

  • Karen Thompson

    This was really good! Fed 4 adults well — without feeling over full — and was delicious. Thanks for sharing this!

    Thank you Karen! We are so happy you liked it, thanks for letting us know!

  • kimberlee

    This took me a bit to prepare, then assemble, but it was worth it! The roasting of the chickpeas, and cauliflower really brought out of spices. The hummus was a very good basic hummus that I split up into spicy, and garlicky. Yum, yum. There is enough hummus to last us a week, plus the cauliflower, so the time spent is well worth the effort. I am very new to eating healthy, fresh food, and I am loving it along with my family. Thank you so much for all of the wonderful recipes and being willing to experiment and share for people like me. Again, thanks so much.

    Thank you Kimberlee! We are so glad that you like it!